Sonoma County’s zoning rules for streamside development delayed

Guy Kovner, THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

A move to add controversial limits on development and grapevine planting near streams into Sonoma County’s zoning code has been delayed and may not be decided until sometime next year.

Cancellation of a public workshop set for Wednesday on the proposed zoning amendment and indefinite postponement of a Nov. 7 Planning Commission hearing on the matter were announced last week by the county’s Permit and Resource Management Department.

“There’s no real hurry,” said Jennifer Barrett, deputy director of the department, noting that the stream bank development limits are included in the county’s General Plan.

“We are applying them already,” she said. Putting the limits in zoning law “would streamline the process.”

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