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Planning Commission Meeting: January 26, 2023

Jan 26 2023

7:00 pm Fairfax Women’s Club

Fairfax Women's Club - 46 Park Road, Fairfax 94930
January 13, 2023
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Planning Commission Meeting

Public Hearing Agenda
7:00 p.m., Thursday, January 26, 2023


This meeting will be held in-person at the Fairfax Women’s Club, 46 Park Road, Fairfax, and, consistent with AB 361 during the declared order of emergency, the
7pm meeting is also being held virtually on Zoom. It will be broadcast on Channels 27 and 99, and livestreamed on or

How to participate in the meeting in-person

  • Stay home if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Face coverings are strongly recommended for attendees.
  • All attendees are encouraged to be fully vaccinated.
  • Attendees will be limited to 50 percent of room capacity (no more than 96 persons) and all in-person attendees should socially distance as recommended by public health authorities. If the Chambers are 50% occupied, please participate on-line instead.

How to participate in the meeting virtually

  • Join the Zoom webinar and use the “raise hand” feature to provide verbal public comment.
  • On Zoom: Webinar ID: 836 6532 1093 or join
  • By telephone: 1 (669) 900 6833 or 1 (346) 248-7799 and use Webinar ID above. If you receive a busy signal, call +1 (346) 248-7799 (Press *67 before dialing to hide your phone number). To speak during the public comment time press *9 and you will be added to the queue and unmuted when it is your turn to speak.

Before 3:00 pm on the day of the meeting you may e-mail written comments to the Planning Commission at Comments will be provided to the Commission prior to the meeting and will become part of the meeting record but will not be read out loud.




The Chair shall maintain order at the meetings in accordance with Robert’s Rules of Order and the Commission has the responsibility to be a model of respectful behavior in order to encourage community participation and citizen input at Commission meetings.

The Commission and the audience are expected to refrain from using profane language and/or ridiculing the character or motive of Commission members, staff, or members of
the public and to maintain the standards of tolerance and civility.


Anyone wishing to address the Commission on matters not on the agenda, but within the jurisdiction of the Commission, must do so by e-mail, in person, or via Zoom in the manner described above. Presentations will be limited to three minutes, or as otherwise established by the Commission Chair.

Conduct: All interested persons are invited to participate in public hearings. In order to give all interested persons an opportunity to be heard and to ensure the presentation of all points of view, members of the audience should: (1) Limit their presentation to three minutes: (2) Provide their comments by e-mail as described above; (3) State their view and concerns succinctly; and (4) Submit any new documents to the Planning Staff, first, directly, or via e-mail at to be entered into the record.


1. 129 Lansdale Avenue; Application # 23-03
Request for a Conditional Use Permit, Design Review Permit, and a Front Setback Variance for an interior/exterior remodel of an existing 2,442 s.f., single-family residence. Removal of approximately 1,700 square feet of impervious paving and stairs; installation of new landscaping and pervious paving; construction of new front entry stairs and porch; and, a new attached pergola and 599 square foot deck; Assessor’s Parcel No. 002-201-36; RD 5.5-7 Residential Zone; Andrew Davis, Fluid Studios, applicant; Kate MacLaughlin and Sampson Goff, owners; CEQA categorically exempt, § 15301(a). This item needs to be re-noticed and is being continued to the regular February 16, 2023 Planning Commission meeting.


2. 197 Bothin Road; Application # 23-01
Request for a Conditional Use Permit, Design Review Permit, and a Combined Side- yard Setback Variance for an expansion and 50% remodel of a 1,425 s.f. single family residence; conversion of the existing 392 s.f. attached garage into a 392 s.f. JADU; construction of a new 302 s.f. detached one car garage; Assessor’s Parcel No. 001- 082-46; RS-6 Residential Single-family Zone; John Clarke Architects, applicant; Mike Tzortzis and Shannon Snyder, owners; CEQA categorically exempt, § 15301(e)(1) and § 15303(e).

3. 67 Tamalpais Road; Application # 22-29
Continued consideration of a request for a Hill Area Residential Development Permit, Excavation Permit, Design Review Permit, Tree Removal Permit, Encroachment Permit and Retaining Wall Height Variance, Side-yard Setback Variance, Combined Front/Rear Setback Variance, and Driveway Width Variance to construct a 1,772 s.f. single-family residence with a 497 s.f. attached junior accessory dwelling unit and a 315 s.f. attached, 1-car, garage; Assessor’s Parcel No. 001-123-03; RS-6 Residential Single-family Zone; Ron Kappe, Architects, applicant; Stephen Altman, owner; CEQA categorically exempt, § 15303(a).

4. 229 Tamalpais Road; Application # 23-02
Request for a Conditional Use Permit to construct a 615 square-foot deck onto the north side of the existing single-family residence; Assessor’s Parcel # 001-054-22; Residential Single-family RS-6 Zone; Laura Kehrlein, Frederic C. Divine Architects; Dan Cardozo, owner; CEQA categorically exempt, § 15301(a).



5. Review and approval of minutes from the October 27, 2022 and the December 15, 2022 meetings.




Staff reports: Staff reports, and associated materials will be available for public review on the Town website at the Saturday before the meeting.

Court Challenges: If you challenge the matter(s) described above in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this Notice, or in written correspondence delivered at, or prior to the above referenced public hearing [Govt. Code section 65009(b)].

If an item is continued to a date certain, it is the responsibility of interested parties to note the new meeting date. Notices will not be sent out for items continued to a specific hearing date.

Materials related to an item on this Agenda submitted to the Planning Commission after distribution of the agenda packet are available for public inspection on the Town’s website at “”, subject to the staff’s ability to post the documents before the meeting.

Accommodation: If you need accommodation to attend or participate in this meeting due to a disability, please contact the Town Clerk at (415) 453-1584 a minimum of 48 hours prior to the meeting.

The Final Agenda will be posted on the Friday evening before the hearing at the Fairfax Post Office, the Women’s Club and Town Hall in accordance with Government Code section 54954.2(a)(1). Items shown on this notice may be taken out of order so all interested parties should be at the meeting at 7:00 PM.

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