Developments Related to OIl and Gas Exploration

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 8/18/2020


The Board will hear the first reading of an ordinance adding Chapter 23.22 to the Marin County Code creating a voter-approved mechanism for any future development of onshore facilities supporting offshore oil and gas exploration. The County seeks to protect its coastline, inlets, and bays – and therefore also its agricultural lands, tourism, air quality, recreation, biodiversity, and quality of life. The action would be in response to what the County believes is an increased threat to locate these types of facilities in Marin and would bring it into alignment with counties up and down California’s coastline. Staff recommends that the Board schedule merit hearing for August 25.


The Board conducted the first reading and scheduled the merit hearing for 10 a.m. August 25.

Need more info? See the staff report about developments related to oil and gas exploration.

Contact: Brian Washington, County Counsel

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