Agenda Item 4
May 7, 2013
Jeffrey L. Zyontz Legislative Attorney
Bill 13-13, Impervious Area - Calculation
Bill 13-13, Impervious Area - Calculation sponsored by Councilmember Rice, is scheduled to be
introduced on May 7,2013. A public hearing is tentatively scheduled for June 18 at 1:30 p.m.
The definition of impervious area currently counts all pervious pavement area as an impervious
surface. The stormwater management provisions of the current code require a developer to
minimize the imperious surface in a development. In special protection areas, water quality
plans are not required when the impervious area is 8 percent of the site area or less.
Councilmember Rice believes that the County Code should actively encourage the provision of
pervious pavement. Permeable pavement when properly installed, is already an approved
stormwater management facility in an environmentally sensitive design. Bill 13-13 would define
permeable pavement and require the DPS Director to count only a percentage of permeable
pavement area (25 percent) toward any limit on impervious surface area and to specifically allow
permeable pavement as a method to limit impervious area.
This packet contains:
Legislative Request Report
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