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File #: 20-0535    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 4/8/2020 In control: Planning Commission
On agenda: 4/23/2020 Final action: 4/23/2020
Title: Chief Administrative Office, Parks Division recommending the Planning Commission approve the following three-year River Use Permits for applicants meeting the standards established in the Streams and Rivers Commercial Boating Ordinance Chapter 5.48: Permit Numbers 05; 45, 40 and 34; 63, 13, 28, 44 and 67; and 72.
Attachments: 1. A - Staff Report PC 04-23-20, 2. B - Staff Report Exhibits A-C PC 04-23-20

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Chief Administrative Office, Parks Division recommending the Planning Commission approve the following three-year River Use Permits for applicants meeting the standards established in the Streams and Rivers Commercial Boating Ordinance Chapter 5.48: Permit Numbers 05; 45, 40 and 34; 63, 13, 28, 44 and 67; and 72.

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Background

Permitted river use is one of the primary whitewater recreation activities managed by the County through its River Management Plan (RMP). Many of the RMP’s provisions for River Use Permits (Permits) remain unchanged from the 1984 River Management Plan. The overall number of Permits has changed since 1984 but the number of river use days (user days) has stayed the same since 1988. Permits will be issued by your Commission for three-year terms which last occurred April 27, 2017, April 12, 2018, and March 14, 2019. Staff conducts an annual review of permittees’ river use plans on an ongoing basis. Permit holders must comply with several application and operating requirements annually.  In addition, commercial river use is subject to additional conditions and restrictions on river use through the RMP’s carrying capacity strategy.

 

A Staff Report is attached.

 

Contact

Chelsea Edman, Department Analyst

Chief Administrative Office, Parks Division