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Item 2 - Desk Item and Exhibit PREPARED BY: ERIN WALTERS Associate Planner Reviewed by: Planning Manager and Community Development Director 110 E. Main Street Los Gatos, CA 95030 ‚óŹ (408) 354-6872 www.losgatosca.gov TOWN OF LOS GATOS PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT MEETING DATE: 04/13/2022 ITEM NO: 2 DESK ITEM DATE: April 13, 2022 TO: Planning Commission FROM: Joel Paulson, Community Development Director SUBJECT: Consider an Appeal of the Historic Preservation Committee Decision to Deny the Removal of a Presumptive Historic Property (Pre-1941) from the Historic Resources Inventory on Property Zoned R-1:8. Located at 33 Walnut Avenue. APN 510-41-007. Property Owner/Applicant/Appellant: Jeffrey Siegel. Project Planner: Erin Walters. REMARKS: Exhibit 9 includes public comment received between 11:01 a.m., Tuesday, April 12, 2022, and 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 13, 2022. EXHIBITS: Previously Received with the April 13, 2022 Staff Report: 1. Location Map 2. Required Findings and Considerations 3. Historic Preservation Committee Meeting Minutes for February 23, 2022 4. Historic Preservation Committee Action Letter, February 23, 2022 5. Historic Preservation Committee Staff Report and Attachments, February 23, 2022 6. Appeal of the Historic Preservation Committee, received February 27, 2022 7. Additional Information Provided by the Appellant, received April 6, 2022 Received with the April 12, 2022 Addendum Report: 8. Additional Information Provided by the Appellant, received April 11, 2022 PAGE 2 OF 2 SUBJECT: 33 Walnut Avenue/Appeal of a HPC Decision DATE: April 13, 2022 Exhibits (continued): Received with this Desk Item Report: 9. Public comments received between 11:01 a.m., Tuesday, April 12, 2022, and 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 13, 2022. -----Original Message----- From: Susan Burnett <> Sent: Tuesday, April 12, 2022 3:08 PM To: Planning <Planning@losgatosca.gov> Cc: Susan Burnett <> Subject: Public Comment Item #2 EXTERNAL SENDER Good Evening Planning Commissioners! I want to voice my opinion on the Appeal of the Historic Preservation Committee's Decision to Deny the Removal of a Historic Resource Inventory Property, located at 33 Walnut Avenue. I hope you uphold the HPC decision! The HPC is very familiar with the history of this property, the reasons of how and why they unanimously arrived at this denial is very clear. Please respect their decision, as a knowledgable and unbiased committee. I also want to comment on the direction the Planning Commission seems to be going in, which I think is in the wrong direction. The recent dramatic neighborhood changes, in East Los Gatos and now on Olive St is very disturbing; by allowing over building, in my opinion, the character of a whole neighborhood is forever lost. The General Guidelines for neighborhoods in Los Gatos is not being respected. Thank-you. Susan Burnett EXHIBIT 9 This Page Intentionally Left Blank