On 10/6/20 the Town Council will hold a Public Hearing to review and possibly introduce a proposed ordinance to amend Title 15 of the Municipal Code to add Chapter 15.55 (Water Efficient Landscaping)
TOWN OF CORTE MADERA
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
|PROJECT NAME:||TOWN OF CORTE MADERA MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS TO TITLE 15 RELATED TO WATER EFFICIENT LANDSCAPING |
|APPLICABILITY:||TOWN OF CORTE MADERA |
|MEETING DATE:||TUESDAY OCTOBER 6, 2020 |
|TIME AND PLACE:||6:30 P.M., VIDEO CONFERENCE (SEE BELOW REGARDING HOW TO ACCESS THE MEETING) |
|SUBJECT: ||CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION TO INTRODUCE AND CONDUCT FIRST READING OF AN ORDINANCE TO ADD CHAPTER 15.55 (WATER EFFICIENT LANDSCAPING) AND ADOPT BY REFERENCE PORTIONS OF TITLE 13 OF THE MARIN MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT CODE SPECIFICALLY SECTION 13.02.021 SUBSECTIONS (2) DEFINITIONS AND (5) WATER EFFICIENT LANDSCAPING |
|APPLICANT: || TOWN OF CORTE MADERA PLANNING DEPARTMENT|
|PROJECT CONTACT: ||MARTHA BATTAGLIA, SENIOR PLANNER firstname.lastname@example.org (415) 927-5791|
On Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 6:30 pm via video conference, the Corte Madera Town Council will hold a Public Hearing to review information, receive public comments, and consider introduction of a proposed Municipal Code Amendment prepared by the Town of Corte Madera Planning and Building Department.
The proposed ordinance would amend Title 15 of the Corte Madera Municipal Code to add Chapter 15.55 (Water Efficient Landscaping) and adopt by reference portions of the Marin Municipal Water District Code, specifically Section 13.02.021 Subsections (2) Definitions and (5) Water Efficient Landscaping.
The ordinance establishes water efficient landscape requirements for certain projects within Town. As mandated under State law, certain new, remodel, and rehabilitation projects that include landscape and irrigation improvements are required to comply with water efficient landscape requirements and monitoring of water usage for consumption. The State Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance promotes the values and benefits of landscapes while simultaneously recognizing the need to use water efficiently.
The State model ordinance permits jurisdictions to designate a water purveyor to implement the requirements of the ordinance. The proposed ordinance would adopt Marin Municipal Water District’s (MMWD) water efficient landscape code by reference and authorize MMWD to implement and enforce the requirements of this ordinance.
The Planning Department recommends that the proposed municipal code amendments are exempt from environmental review pursuant to Section 15307 of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Section 15307 establishes a Categorical Exemption for actions taken to assure the maintenance, restoration, enhancement, or protection of a natural resource where the regulatory process involves procedures for the protection of the environment. The adoption of the ordinance will result in the enhancement and protection of water resources in the Town.
HOW TO ATTEND, PARTICIPATE AND PROVIDE COMMENT AT THE OCTOBER 6, 2020 TOWN COUNCIL MEETING:
- The meeting will be held via video conference. To access the guidelines for viewing and participating in the video conference go to: https://www.townofcortemadera.org/910/Town-Council-Meetings
- You may also submit written comments prior to the public hearing by contacting the project contact (listed above).
- Staff reports are usually available by 5:00 p.m. on the Friday before the meeting and may be obtained from the project contact (listed above).
- If you challenge this project in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing, or in written correspondence delivered to the Town of Corte Madera at, or prior to, the public hearing. All written responses will become part of the public record (Government Code Section 65009(b)).
Martha Battaglia, Senior Planner
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the Planning Division at 415-927-5064. Notification two business days (the Friday before the meeting) prior to the meeting will enable the Town to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting.