WHEREAS, Zoning Ordinance § 4.12 regulates parking and authorizes the county engineer to review and approve alternative approaches to providing parking and travelway design; and


WHEREAS, Zoning Ordinance § 32.7.4 establishes requirements for erosion and sediment control and stormwater management as part of site plan review; and


WHEREAS, in order to improve efficiency in development review processes, it is desired to amend Zoning Ordinance § 4.12 because alternative approaches are already provided in the county’s parking regulations and, by their nature, they do not raise engineering issues, and because alternative travelway designs can be stated as minimum standards without case-by-case review; and it is desired to amend Zoning Ordinance § 32.7.4 because most of the subject matter of that section and its subsections is already addressed in Chapter 17, Water Protection, of the County Code.


 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT for purposes of public necessity, convenience, general welfare and good zoning practices, the Board of Supervisors hereby adopts a resolution of intent to amend Zoning Ordinance §§ 4.12 and 32.7.4 and any other regulations of the Zoning Ordinance deemed appropriate to achieve the purposes described herein.


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the Planning Commission shall hold a public hearing on the zoning text amendment proposed by this resolution of intent, and make its recommendation to the Board of Supervisors, at the earliest possible date.


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