Stream Conservation Area Ordinance

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Stream Conservation Ordinance for the San Geronimo Valley.

The Community Development Agency is pleased to announce the publication of the Public Review Draft of the Stream Conservation Area (SCA) Ordinance for the San Geronimo Valley.  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).

The proposed ordinance consists of a suite of amendments to the County’s zoning ordinance (Development Code) that would establish an SCA buffer of 100 feet or more, create standards for development within the buffer, and provide permit review procedures and requirements. In addition, the ordinance includes various supporting resource materials to provide guidance to homeowners and contractors.

SCA Ordinance Documents:

Other resources:

Contact Kristin Drumm at kdrumm@marincounty.org for questions or to submit feedback.

News
March 3, 2021: https://www.marinij.com/2021/03/03/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. 

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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.

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Agenda
Board Letter
Attachments