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Contra Costa County, California: 65/35 Land Preservation Ordinance

This local plan for Contra Costa County limits urban development in the county to no more than thirty-five percent of the land in the county. At least sixty-five percent of all land in the county shall be preserved for agriculture, open space, wetlands, parks and other nonurban uses. To ensure the enforcement of the 65/35 standard, this ordinance establishes an urban limit line to be recorded on the “Contra Costa County Urban Limit Line Map.”

Downloadable Documents
Authority Type
Statutes and Ordinances
Level of Government
Law Type
Local Laws and Resolutions
Land Use Planning, Smart Growth / Growth Management, Urban Growth Boundary (UGB)
Contra Costa County, Cal., Municipal Code §§ 82-1.002 to .032 (2010).

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