Over the last many months, SJCOG, Inc. staff, Hausrath Economics Group
(HEG) and the Habitat Technical Advisory Committee (HTAC) Financial
Subcommittee have engaged in the required 5-year financial update to the San
Joaquin County Multi-Species Habitat Conservation and Open Space Plan
(SJMSCP). The development impact fees under the county-wide habitat plan for projects covered under the federal and state take permits which will be effective January 1 – December 31, 2021.
The key purpose of the San Joaquin County Multi-Species Habitat Conservation and Open Space Plan (SJMSCP or Plan), is to provide a strategy for balancing the need to conserve Open Space and the need to Convert Open Space to non-Open Space uses while protecting the region’s agricultural economy; preserving landowner property rights; providing for the long-term management of plant, fish and wildlife species, especially those that are currently listed, or may be listed in the future, under the Federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) or the California Endangered Species Act (CESA); providing and maintaining multiple-use Open Spaces which contribute to the quality of life of the residents of San Joaquin County; and accommodating a growing population while minimizing costs to Project Proponents and society at large.
For more information, view the SJMSCP Fact Sheet and Developer Brochure