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Scenic Corridors, Sonoma County, California, 2011

The scenic corridors dataset represents the Open Space and Resource Conservation Scenic Resources Element 2.3 of the Sonoma County General Plan 2020 as adopted on September 23, 2008 by Resolution No. 08-0808. The scenic corridors element assist in identifying and preserving roadside landscapes that have a high visual quality as they contribute to the living environment of local residents and to the County's tourism economy. The scenic corridors represent one of three scenic resources component categories of the Sonoma County General Plan 2020 Open Space and Resource Conservation Element. The other scenic resource categories are Scenic Landscape Units and Community Separators. The Figure OSRC-1 ( shows these designated scenic resource areas. The intent of the plan is that policies, guidelines, and standards be clear and direct so that property owners and citizens may easily understand its provisions and how they apply to parcels of land as well as their cumulative impact on future environmental conditions and quality of life. The broad purpose of the Sonoma County General Plan is to express policies which will guide decisions on future growth, development, and conservation of resources through 2020 in a manner consistent with the goals and quality of life desired by the county's residents. Under State law many actions on private land development, such as specific plans, area plans, zoning, subdivisions, public agency projects and other decisions must be consistent with the general plan. The goals, objectives, and policies set forth in the plan will be applied in a manner to insure their constitutionality. Per Title 7, Division 1 of the Government Code of the State of California. Article 5, Section 65300 et seq, the County of Sonoma is required to adopt a comprehensive general plan to guide its future physical development. Therefore, as required by law, the 2020 Sonoma County General Plan was officially adopted on September 23, 2008. Related Resources: Sonoma County General Plan 2020 Index [includes amendments since adoption] Sonoma County General Plan 2020 Open Space and Resource Conservation Scenic Resources Element
Sonoma County (Calif.)
Environment, Scenic Routes, and Heritage Routes (Scenic Byways)
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