Stream Conservation Area Ordinance

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Stream Conservation Ordinance for San Geronimo Valley.

At the hearing on July 19, 2022, the Board of Supervisors approved the rezoning and Development Code amendments to Tittle 22 for the Stream Conservation Area ("SCA Ordinance") for San Geronimo Valley. 

SCA Resource Materials:

  • Ordinance 3770: An Ordinance adopting amendments to Marin County Code Title 22 (Development Code) for the stream conservation area for San Geronimo Valley - the "SCA Ordinance."
  • Ordinance 3771: An Ordinance adopting the rezoning for all lots within San Geronimo Valley to the new SGV (San Geronimo Valley) combining district.
  • Standard Management Practices (SMPs) for development located in the stream conservation area in San Geronimo Valley

The Settlement framework between the County of Marin and the Salmon Protection and Watershed Network (SPAWN), dated May 16, 2022. 

Board of Supervisors Hearing (in person or virtual): July 19, 2022 at 1:30 pm

  • Notice
  • Staff Presentation
  • Errata
  • Board Letter
  • Attachment 1: Ordinance to adopt amendments to the Development Code for the SCA Ordinance for San Geronimo Valley reduce certain fees
  • Attachment 2: Ordinance to adopt the rezoning to the SGV combining district for San Geronimo Valley
  • Attachment 3: Planning Commission Resolution recommending the Board adopt the SCA Ordinance
  • Attachment 4: Planning Commission Resolution recommending the Board adopt the rezoning to the new SGV combining district
  • Attachment 5: Correspondence (dated June 27 - July 13, 2022)
  • Additional correspondence: Volume 1 and Volume 2 (warning: large file size)

Planning Commission hearing materials attached as part of the public record:

  • Attachment 6: Planning Commission supplemental memorandum, dated June 13, 2022
  • Attachment 7: Planning Commission staff report, dated June 13, 2022
  • Attachment 8: Planning Commission memorandum, dated December 9, 2021
  • Attachment 9: Planning Commission memorandum, dated December 13, 2021

Planning Commission Hearing (online): June 13, 2022

Planning Commission Hearing (online): December 13, 2021 at 1:00 pm:

Planning Commission Workshop Documents for November 8, 2021:

The proposed SCA ordinance builds upon efforts to protect the health of streams and habitat for the endangered coho salmon and steelhead trout in the San Geronimo Valley, consistent with riparian protection policies from the 2007 Marin Countywide Plan (CWP) and mitigation measures from the Final Supplemental EIR with a Focus on Potential Cumulative Impacts to Salmonids in the San Geronimo Valley (FSEIR).

Other resources:

Contact Kristin Drumm for additional information.

News:

July 20, 2022: Press Release - Board Approves Policies in San Geronimo Valley.

May 16, 2022: Press Release - County Reaches Legal Settlement with Nonprofit.

December 20, 2021: Press Release - San Geronimo Valley Ordinance Receiving Changes

October 28, 2021: Press Release - Stream Conservation Policy Goes Before Planning Commission

September 20, 2021: Press Release — Public Review Begins on Stream Conservation Policy.

March 3, 2021: Marin IJ: New rules brewing on San Geronimo Valley development.

March 2, 2021: Status of the Expanded Stream Conservation Area Ordinance for the San Geronimo Valley.

February 13, 2020: Press Release — County Seeks Balance on San Geronimo Valley Policy.

March 2, 2021
Board of Supervisors Public Hearing
The Marin County Board of Supervisors will receive a status report on the Expanded Stream Conservation Area Ordinance for the San Geronimo Valley starting approximately at 1:30 pm on March 2nd. 

Watch online via Webcast
Agenda
Board Letter
Public Comments

February 11, 2020
Board of Supervisors Public Hearing
 On February 11, 2020, the Board approved Countywide Plan Phase 1 work program initiative to develop an Expanded Stream Protection Ordinance for the San Geronimo Valley.

Watch online via Webcast
Agenda
Board Letter
Attachments