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Due to an invalid Zoom link, the Fresno Planning Commission continued all items on the agenda to the next meeting on Oct. 20. Items include an agreement with Fagundes Bros. Dairy for 599 single-family lots and a two-acre park in the Oasis Master Plan Area in southwest Fresno, a tract map for a development near Grantland Ave. and a discussion on open meeting laws.
The meeting (in full)
The Fresno Planning Commission meeting took place on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021 at 6:04 p.m. Some of the commissioners met in the council chambers, while others joined via Zoom. The agenda states that public comments can still be submitted electronically or via Zoom or call in. Meetings also continue to be viewable on CMAC and the City of Fresno’s YouTube channel.
The Zoom link shared in the agenda was not working at the start of the meeting. Commissioners also appeared to be having issues with audio, so the meeting was delayed several minutes. Once they realized the meeting link was invalid, it was determined that the items on the agenda would need to be continued to the next meeting on Oct. 20.
Names of officials:
Kathy Bray, Chairperson (also owner of Denham Resources)
Brad Hardie, Vice Chair (also President of Regency Property Management)
David Criner, Commissioner (also pastor at Saint Rest Baptist Church)
Peter Vang, Commissioner (also Associate at Thiesen Dueker Financial Consulting Group)
Monica Diaz, Commissioner
Haley Wagner, Commissioner (also insurance agent for the Arthur J. Gallagher brokerage)
Robert Fuentes, Commissioner (also a staff attorney for the U.S. District Court in Fresno)
Bray, Fuentes and Diaz were in chambers. It was unclear who else was present via Zoom or phone.
Director of Planning & Development Jennifer Clark was also in council chambers.
Continued to Oct. 20 consideration of a tentative tract map and related environmental assessment for property located to the west of North Grantland Ave. between West Ashlan and West Gettysburg Ave.
Continued to Oct. 20 a proposed development agreement between the City of Fresno and Fagundes Bros. Dairy, relating to the development of the Oasis Master Plan Area. The agreement includes four tract maps that consist of 599 single-family residential lots, situated on the east and west side of South Valentine Ave., north of West Madison Ave.
Tract Map 5463 will incorporate an approximately two acre neighborhood park that will include a shaded play structure, basketball court and dog park.
Continued to Oct. 20 discussions about the role of the Planning Commission and applicable open meeting laws.
Bray then opened the meeting for unscheduled comments:
The meeting adjourned at 6:14 p.m. The next meeting is scheduled for Oct. 20 and they usually occur on the first and third Wednesdays of the month.
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