Victory for riparian protection in San Jose

Good news from the revision process for the San Jose General Plan – staff has included a 100′ stream buffer from development in all but “exceptional circumstances” in the draft to be sent to the City Council.  This protection was originally omitted, but I pointed out the omission at Monday’s Task Force revision, and staff agreed to include it.

To be sure, this is somewhat duplicative – the draft Habitat Plan for the county will likely have at least as stringent protections that will also cover San Jose.  This is insurance though in case something happens to stop the Habitat Plan and for the day when the Habitat Plan expires.

Good news!


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