Friday, November 2, 2018

Stream Conservation Ordinance as presented in 2013

Marin Community Development Department lawyer, Tom Lai explains the difficulty of mapping streams for the Stream conservation ordinance. Stream beds are dynamic and the county maps are dated. It creates liability for the property owner. Setbacks are determined by the top of stream bank which changes constantly.

Marinwood Park has 120 foot setback from the top of stream bank of Miller Creek as seen in the Marinmap below.  Note that almost the entire maintenance shed is covered but it does not include the ephemeral stream, drainage canal between the horseshoe pits and the tennis courts.


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