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Please note: The chapters on this page may be outdated, and will not necessarily be the chapters that will be reviewed at the December 10, 2011 public hearing before the Planning Commission. Please click here to review the latest versions of the chapters and to learn more about the hearing.
Draft Ordinance Chapters - Pre-Nov. 18, 2011
Fact sheet describing Geologic Hazards - Sept. 29, 2010
Chapter 24.40 - Critical Area Review Permit - Draft
A “legal nonconforming use" is a land use, structure or lot that was legally established according to the applicable regulations at the time, but which later becomes "nonconforming" due to changes in regulations.
On March 2, 2011, the Planning Department presented to the Planning Commission a Pointpoint presentation that covered several draft chapters of the Critical Areas Ordinance:
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