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Scotts Valley Town Center Specific Plan EIR Section 4.8 Land Use

Table 4.8-1. Policy Consistency

Applicable Policy

Consistency Discussion

Protect watersheds and recharge areas . OSO 336 -

Potentially Consistent. Impacts related to water quality are discussed in Section 4.7, Hydrology.

OSA-343

As part of the environmental review process the city shall, in cooperation with the water district, require developers to study and mitigate any loss of recharge. Mitigations may take the form of on-site recharge, construction of recharge improvements, contributions to the program cited above, or a combination of any or all of these.

Potentially Consistent. Impacts related to groundwater recharge are discussed in Section 4.7, Hydrology.

OSP-345

New developments shall minimize the amount of impervious surfaces.

Potentially Consistent. Impacts related to groundwater recharge are discussed in Section 4.7, Hydrology.

OSA-346

The Planning Department will encourage the use of pervious materials, such as turf block, in development projects.

Potentially Consistent. Impacts related to groundwater recharge are discussed in Section 4.7, Hydrology.

OSO-347

Encourage sound water supply management practices.

Potentially Consistent. Impacts related to water supply are discussed in Section 4.12, Water/Wastewater.

OSO-350

Protect surface water and groundwater supplies in the planning area in order to maintain them as a high quality, usable resource.

Potentially Consistent. Impacts related to water quality are discussed in Section 4.7, Hydrology.

OSP-351

The City shall protect the planning area streams, creeks, ponds, and aquifers from pollution due to toxic substances, and erosive forces.

Potentially Consistent. Impacts related to water quality are discussed in Section 4.7, Hydrology.

OSO-354

Maintain or improve the present air quality level within Scotts Valley.

Potentially Consistent. Impacts related to air quality are discussed in Section 4.2, Air Quality.

OSP-355

The City shall consider recommendations from the Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District (MBUAPCD) to maintain and improve regional air quality.

Potentially Consistent. Impacts related to air quality are discussed in Section 4.2, Air Quality.

OSP-357

In order to reduce automobile related pollution, the city will plan for and encourage the use of transit, bicycles and walking as alternatives to automobile travel.

Potentially Consistent. The proposed Town Center Specific Plan promotes alternative modes of transportation. Impacts related to air quality are discussed in Section 4.2, Air Quality.

OSG-360

To preserve and protect existing viewsheds and scenic open spaces and corridors.

Potentially Consistent. Impacts related to scenic views are discussed in Section 4.1, Aesthetics.

OSO-373

The City’s irreplaceable hillside scenic resources shall be protected and preserved.

Potentially Consistent. Impacts related to scenic views are discussed in Section 4.1, Aesthetics.

OSP-374

Predominant ridgelines shall be protected to allow clear view from streets and roads. Scenic easement shall be established to protect the ridgelines.

Potentially Consistent. Impacts related to scenic views are discussed in Section 4.1, Aesthetics.

OSG-377

To achieve and maintain a harmonious relationship between the natural environment and man-made structure and land uses.

Potentially Consistent. Impacts related to visual character are discussed in Section 4.1, Aesthetics; Land use compatibility is discussed in Impact LU-1 above.

OSP-379

Site planning for development in the City shall protect and enhance the natural environment.

Potentially Consistent. Impacts related to the natural environment are discussed throughout this EIR.

City of Scotts Valley

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