On July 19, the Marin County Board of Supervisors (BOS) unanimously approved the common sense and science based Stream Conservation Area (SCA) ordinance. We thank our supervisor, Dennis Rodoni, for his support.
This long overdue ordinance will work to protect both families and fish by restricting development in the area directly adjacent to our creeks. Homes that are already inside the SCA will not be affected as long as any improvements, such as window or roof replacement, remain inside the existing footprint. This also includes adding a second story to a house. The ordinance will prevent anyone from tearing down a smaller home and replacing it with a McMansion that hangs over the creek. Valley homes outside the SCA will not be affected at all.
Here is the to the video of the BOS meeting. Scroll down to agenda item 15 to watch the SCA portion of the meeting, which begins at 3:36:55 hours into the meeting. For those of you concerned about the anonymous reporting of violations of the SCA ordinance, go to 4:09:05 on the timeline. For an explanation of how the ordinance will help to prevent wildfire, go to 4:12:40; 5:25:00; 5:26:30 and 5:34:30. Public comment begins at 4:16:30 and ends at 5:22:08. The meeting concludes at 5:50:50.
STREAM CONSERVATION AREA (SCA) ORDINANCE