12 secret meetings
11 grant proposals
10 lawsuits pending
9 stacked committees
8 candidates running
7 facilitated visionings
6 priority watersheds
5 SEEE AAAAA OOOOO's (wetlands/fish & wildlife/frequently flooded/geo-haz/general)
4 ferry-served islands
3 party endorsements (1 for each residency district)
2 code violations (per home ... at least)
And Stephanie Buffum (with binoculars) in your pear tree
And for your reading pleasure, here is an excerpt (emphasis added) from the General Section (don't fret, the worst is yet to come). Merry Christmas one and all!
Critical Area Review process. All plans for development of commercial, industrial, institutional and public facilities must undergo review for compliance with groundwater protection requirements for critical aquifer recharge areas (SJCC 18.30.140). The Department shall review the application, available maps, and information and if requested by the property owner, shall conduct a site inspection prior to determining whether the proposed project may affect or be affected by a wetland, fish and wildlife habitat conservation area, frequently flooded area, or geologically hazardous area. If the area proposed for development or vegetation removal is not in a frequently flooded area; is more than 200 feet from a geologically hazardous area; is more than 205 feet from a wetland, or fish and wildlife habitat conservation area; is more than 1,000 ft. from any golden eagle nests; and is more than 1⁄4 mile from any peregrine falcon or great blue heron nests, the Department shall rule that the Critical Area review is complete with regard to those types of critical areas. Otherwise, the Department will notify the applicant and provide them with a list of any report(s) or application materials required by SJCC 18.30.110-160. If required, these reports and materials must be received before an application will be deemed complete.
Critical Area Report.
Critical Area Report.
Detailed requirements for Critical Area Reports are identified in SJCC 18.30.110-160.
- If the director finds that a report does not accurately reflect site conditions, is inadequate to determine compliance, or does not meet the requirements of SJCC Title 18, the director shall contact the qualified professional who prepared the report to discuss the issues, and if necessary shall have the report reviewed by a third party qualified professional. The report shall not be accepted as complete until it meets the applicable requirements.