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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.

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