On October 18, 2016, the Board of Supervisors adopted amendments to the County’s Significant and Heritage Tree Protection regulations, which address tree protection requirements and increased penalties for unauthorized tree removal. These changes take effect on November 18, 2016.
Due to state stormwater pollution prevention requirements and recent instances of tree damage and unauthorized tree removal, we have instituted an Erosion Control and/or Tree Protection Pre-Site Inspection Requirement for construction or demolition on specific site types.
The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors has adopted an Affordable Housing Impact Fee. The new fee will be applicable to residential and non-residential development of certain types and sizes. The purpose of the fee is to offset the impact of new development on the need for affordable housing in San Mateo County; the fees will be collected in a dedicated trust fund used to finance affordable housing in the County.
The NFO Plan established goals and objectives for future development in the community, and specific recommendations for the adoption of zoning, development, and design standards to implement the land use changes formally incorporated in the Plan.