SB 35 and SB 9 Ordinances
County planning staff has developed three interim Ordinances to implement Senate Bill 35 and Senate Bill 9, which mandate that local government streamline the review of housing projects. Senate Bill 35 (SB 35) mandates a streamlined ministerial planning process for multifamily housing projects that meet certain specific criteria. Senate Bill 9 (SB 9) is divided into two related parts, one which mandates a ministerial planning process for residential development and another which mandates a ministerial planning process for urban lot splits. All projects eligible for consideration under SB 9 must meet strict criteria for both subdivision and development. Neither SB 35 nor SB 9 is applicable in the Coastal Zone.
The interim Ordinances are intended to be temporary in nature. Permanent amendments to the Development Code (Marin County Code Title 22) will be proposed as part of the Housing and Safety Element updates to the Countywide Plan and presented for consideration to the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors later this year.
The Marin County Board of Supervisors will hold a hearing on the interim Ordinances on Tuesday, May 10th, 2022.