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Regular Commission Meeting

Date: September 07, 2022

Time: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.


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  1. Call to Order by the Chair 
  2. Continuation of Teleconferencing due to the COVID-19 Pandemic 
    Staff Report
  3. Public Comment: The public is invited to address the Commission regarding any item that is not scheduled for discussion as part of this Agenda. No action will be taken by the Commission at this meeting as a result of items presented at this time 
  4. Consent Calendar 
    1. Meeting Minutes: June 28, 2022 and July 6, 2022  
  5. Public Hearings
    1. File No. 2021-03: Northern Sonoma County Fire Protection District Reorganization No. 2021-03 Involving Detachment from County Service Area 40 – Fire Services, and Annexation of that Territory to the Northern Sonoma County Fire Protection District Environmental Review: Exempt
      Staff Report
  6. Regular Calendar: 
    1. File No. 2022-07 Cloverdale Reorganization No. 039-2019 (Dry Creek Rancheria) Involving Annexation to the City of Cloverdale and Detachment from County Service Area 41 (Multi-Services) and the Rains Creek Water District
      Environmental Review: City of Cloverdale Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration
      Staff Report
      Attachment 1
      Preliminary Map
      Attachment 2 City Actions
      Attachment 3 Initial Study Mitigated Negative Declaration and MMRP
      Attachment 4 Factors for Consideration
      Attachment 5 Draft Resolution
    2. File No. 2021-08: Municipal Service Review for City of Sonoma; Consideration of Adoption of Final Draft
      Environmental Review: Exempt
      Staff Report
  7. Information/Report Items - Informational and/or Direction
    1. Executive Officer’s Report and Legislative Report (Verbal)
    2. Status Reports:    
      Sonoma Developmental Center District Formation
      Sonoma Valley Municipal Service Provision
      Lower River Governance Study
      Alexander Valley Water District Formation
      Russian River POA Formation
      Commission Study Session on Fire District Sphere of Influence Proposals
      Outside Service Area and “Agreement Area” Accessory Dwelling Unit Regulation Interpretation
    3. Legislative Affairs: No reports
  8. General Announcements 
  9. Confirm Meeting: Commission Meeting: Wednesday October 5, 2022, at 2:00 p.m.
  10. Adjournment

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