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Response to SR’s NPDES Permits

Don et al:

I disagree.

The County and City have some good policy language on Stormwater. Language is all that is there. Their enforcement is generally lacking in many areas – not just the City on construction sites.

The Creek protection programs (including buffers) are not sufficient – nor are the up to standards that would reasonably be expected to make any progress slowing pollutant inputs – temperature, sediment, nutrients, and bad chemicals. More needs to be done.

I will address this via my comments on the City-Wide Creek Master Plan. Reliance on bad policy with no enforcement will not get us far – with Water Quality Standard attainment.

David Keller seems to agree.

I think the City Wide Creek Master Plan can be used as the diving board for some of these issues.

Alan Levine