URGENT! YOUR PROPERTY AND STREAMS, WATERWAYS AND DRAINAGE COURSES

February 12, 2018

Attention all COWS, the Town Council will be starting the discussion on Streams, waterways and drainage courses in Woodside. (See report here)

The first step will be to hire a consultant to look at the General Plan Map of streams. The current Map is not consistent with the County stream map. It does not distinguish between significant streams and drainage ditches. The consultant will also look at the General Plan policies and regulations.

These discussions and decisions will be critically important to everyone who has a stream or a drainage ditch on their property. Stream corridor setbacks and regulations can …

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RELIEF FOR VERY SMALL PROJECTS IN SCENIC CORRIDORS

February 5, 2018

We applaud the COWncil for their decision to make it easier for COWs with very small projects in Scenic Corridors and the Western Hills to go through the building permit process by limiting review to staff and NOT ASRB. The approved amendment to the Zoning Code (Chapter 153) of the Municipal Code allows staff review for proposals that are 300 square feet or less and within Scenic Corridors or the Western Hills, signs in open space zoning districts, and gates, pylons, and appurtenances located in a Private Right-of-Way. (More information here)

COWncil had directed staff to identify simple Code amendments …

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