Water Quality and Tree Protection Ordinance

Project Description

On January 15, 2019, the Board of Supervisors approved the Napa County Strategic Plan (2019-2022).  As a part of its approval, the Board directed staff  to initiate an effort to update the Conservation Regulations and to develop to other regulations as needed regarding the following specific Strategic Actions:

12.A: Update the Conservation Regulations to improve requirements for stream setbacks, to better protect riparian habitat while providing flexibility for farming.  

12.B: Improve tree preservation by adopting a separate ordinance increasing canopy protection and mitigation requirements throughout the unincorporated area.  

12.E: Evaluate modification of buffers around municipal reservoirs.  

Contact Information

PBES Director: David Morrison
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 707-253-4805

Conservation Supervising Planner: Brian Bordona
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 707-259-5935

Project Documents

(documents below are organized by meeting date)

Planning Commission Meeting - February 20, 2019

  1. Staff Report

  2. Public Notice

Board of Supervisors Meeting - March 26, 2019

  1. Updated Draft Ordinance *
    * County staff discovered formatting errors in the draft ordinance below.  These errors likely resulted from conversion of the draft document from Word to PDF.  Staff corrected those formatting errors, and made other non-substantive clerical corrections.  Staff also identified and corrected two outdated and incorrect references in the current chapter.  

  2. Draft Ordinance

  3. BOS Summary Table (from 1/29 meeting) and PC Direction (from 3/6 meeting)

  4. Public Notice

  5. Draft Ordinance, final red line version

  6. Ordinance No. 1438: Water Quality and Tree Protection Ordinance (Clean Version)