Amendment to County Code for Pajaro River / Salsipuedes Creek Flood Maintenance


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Cruz County
Document Title
Amendment to County Code for Pajaro River / Salsipuedes Creek Flood Maintenance
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
N/A - Floodplain and River

Document Description
This project is a proposal to amend the Santa Cruz County Code Chapters 16.20, the Grading Ordinance, and 16.30, the Riparian and Wetlands Protection Ordinance. The amendment will allow certain activities that are necessary for the operation, repair, and maintenance of the Pajaro River and Salsipuedes Creek levees and the maintenance of flood capacity within the levees to be exempt from permit requirements in these ordinances. Only work that is conducted or directed by the County Department of Public Works and is located outside the Coastal Zone is proposed to be exempted.

Contact Information
Paia Levine
Santa Cruz County
701 Ocean Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Phone : (831) 454-3178


Santa Cruz
Cross Streets
North of Highway 1 to County Line
State Highways
1, 129, 152
Watsonville H.S.
Pajaro, Salsipuedes and all tributaries north of Highway 1

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Administrative)
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: Ordinance Amendment
Project Issues
Archaeologic-Historic Flood Plain/Flooding Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Vegetation Wetland/Riparian Wildlife Other Other Issues: County Code
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 5 California Native American Heritage Commission Resources Agency

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