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City Council Adopts Emergency Ordinance Enabling Homes in the Floodway Buffer to Rebuild

On April 7, 2021, the City Council adopted Ordinance 2021-968-O, approving amendments to Talent Municipal Code Sections 15.15.180 and 18.85.020. These amendments permit replacement of homes located in the floodway riparian buffer that were destroyed in the Almeda fire.  The effect of the ordinance is to remove a portion of the code that prohibited alteration or replacement of structures within 35 feet of the floodway boundary. The changes to the code have a limited time span that expires on September 1, 2022.

Planning Commission Ordinance No. 2021-968-O Recommendation

City Council Ordinance No. 2021-968-O Adoption