Council to consider delaying effective date of CAO until May

The San Juan County Council has scheduled a public hearing for Feb. 12 to consider whether to postpone until May 1 the effective date of the recently approved updates to the critical areas ordinances. Council member Patty Miller said the delay would provide time to “ensure a solid implementation of the new regulations.”

The postponement would give county staff an additional two months to complete a series of workshops with design professionals, planning staff, real estate professionals and develop materials to help individual citizens understand the new regulations before they go into force. The Department of Community Development and Planning currently has CAO workshops for professionals scheduled for Jan. 30 and Feb. 6.

The public hearing on the postponement is scheduled to begin at 10:15 a.m. during the council regular session.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

Read the Oct 26
Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates