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Riparian Protection Ordinance

Last modified: 12/21/2012 12:29 PM

At the direction of the County Board of Supervisors, the Planning Office is initiating the preparation of Riparian Protection regulations that are proposed for integration into the County Zoning Ordinance. These regulations are intended to provide for the protection and potential enhancement of riparian habitat along designated streams in the county.

Staff have conducted Planning Commission Workshops and have provided additional information in an in-depth report. Preliminary evaluation of the draft ordinance proposal is ongoing. Additional workshops and reports are anticipated. All reports will be available through the Planning Office website.

For further information, please refer to the reports and items listed below, or contact Bill Shoe at:Bill.Shoe(at)pln.sccgov.org or call 408-299-5749

If you are interested in being added to our e-mail list to receive updates to this project, please send your contact information including name, organization, address, phone number, and e-mail address to Bill Shoe at:Bill.Shoe(at)pln.sccgov.org



January 15, 2004

Planning Commission Morning Workshop Session - The general purpose of the workshop is to inform Commissioners of the mission and functions of the Santa Clara Valley Water District (SCVWD), to provide an opportunity to discuss issues related to water quality, watersheds, riparian environments, and the mutual interests of the Water District and the County for protection of those resources. A particular focus of the workshop will be a presentation by the Water District on the subject of the "Water Collaborative" and its relation to the County of Santa Clara.

Location: SCVWD Headquarters Boardroom, 5700 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, CA 95118

Workshop Agenda (PDF)




September 4, 2003

Planning Commission Morning Workshop Session - Continued discussion regarding the development of a riparian protection ordinance from the previous Planning Commission workshop (August 7, 2003).


Staff Report: Item #B: File No. 8358 (PDF)




August 7, 2003

Planning Commission Morning Workshop Session - Discussion of "County of Santa Clara Riparian Corridor Study: A Background Document for the Development of a Riparian Protection Ordinance for the County Of Santa Clara" (Issued on June 5, 2003) and other issues related to the development of a riparian protection ordinance.


Staff Report: Item #A: File No. 8358 (PDF)




June 5, 2003

County of Santa Clara Riparian Corridor Study: A Background Document for the Development of a Riparian Protection Ordinance for the County Of Santa Clara (PDF - 970KB)



February 6, 2003

Presentation before County Planning Commission (PDF - 1.5MB)




November 7, 2002

Presentation before County Planning Commission (PDF - 1.3MB)