CC RES 2018-055
City Council (CC)
CC RES 2018-055
8/9/2018 9:31:38 AM
8/9/2018 9:31:37 AM
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WHEREAS, on May 11, 2018, the Director of Community Development <br /> ("Director") conditionally approved a Grading Permit allowing 424yd3 of balanced <br /> grading to accommodate the installation of vaults associated with earth interments, 3' <br /> tall walls, and benches in the in the unimproved portion of Alta Vista Gardens (Area 2) <br /> for Green Hills Memorial Park (PLGR2OI8-0008); <br /> WHEREAS, on May 11, 2018, a written notice of the Director's decision was <br /> provided to all property owners within 500' radius of the subject site in accordance with <br /> Rancho Palos Verdes Municipal Code (RPVMC) Section 17.80.090, sent to listsery <br /> subscribers, and posted on the City's website; <br /> WHEREAS, on May 29, 2018, Sharon Loveys filed a timely appeal requesting <br /> that the Planning Commission overturn the Director's decision (PLGR2OI8-0008) and <br /> deny the Applicant's Grading Permit; <br /> WHEREAS, on June 26, 2018, the Planning Commission adopted P.C. <br /> Resolution No. 2018-21, denying the appeal and upholding the Director's approval of a <br /> Grading Permit allowing 424yd3 of balanced grading to accommodate the installation of <br /> vaults associated with earth interments, 3' tall walls, and benches in the unimproved <br /> portions of Area 2 (Alta Vista Gardens) of the City Council-Approved Master Plan for <br /> Green Hills Memorial Park; and, <br /> WHEREAS, on July 10, 2018, the Appellant filed a timely appeal requesting that <br /> the City Council overturn the Planning Commission's decision (PLGR2OI8-0008) and <br /> deny the Applicant's Grading Permit; and, <br /> WHEREAS, the appeal listed the following issues with the Director's decision: 1) <br /> there can be no development of open space until there is a Master Plan in place that <br /> allows such development of any such open space, just because Green Hills has a <br /> conditional right to develop some areas of the cemetery does not mean Green Hills has <br /> the unconditional right to develop all areas of the cemetery; 2) Green Hills violated its <br /> promise and pulled out of the mediation obligation. Green Hills should not be granted <br /> any further land use entitlements until it meets its mediation commitments; 3) the City's <br /> need to first process a Conditional Use Permit application under Chapter 17.28 of the <br /> City's Development (Cemetery Zoning) Code (and specifically §17.28.030(H)) and then <br /> make the requisite Findings under §17.28.030(H) and §17.76.040(E) of the City's <br /> Development Code prior to approving a Grading Permit. The lack of Findings under <br /> §17.76.040(E) renders the Planning Commission's decision deficient; 4) no audit or <br /> evaluation of density limits has been done and therefore, the current density and <br /> intensity of use is unknown and no finding can be made that Green Hills is in <br /> compliance with the density limitations of the Master Plan; <br /> WHEREAS, on July 20, 2018, pursuant to Section 17.80.090 of the RPVMC, a <br /> 15-day public notice was provided to all property owners within 500' radius, published in <br /> the Daily Breeze, sent to listsery subscribers, and posted on the City's website; <br /> Resolution No. 2018-55 <br /> Page 2 of 6 <br />
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