New Oil and Gas regulations have been drafted to replace the City’s current regulations. While state law precludes the City from an outright ban on future oil and gas development, if passed by City Council, the updated regulations utilize new authority granted by the State to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the City, wildlife, and natural resources to the greatest extent possible.
The new regulations contain prohibitions for oil and gas development in all zone districts that permit residential uses and include 2,000-foot setbacks from all homes, workplaces, trails, and schools, among other features and uses. The draft regulations also include robust inspection and registration requirements for existing oil and gas facilities.
Public hearings are tentatively scheduled to occur during the September 22, 2021, Planning Commission meeting and with first reading before City Council on October 19, 2021.
Learn about the proposed regulations and review the updates.
Oil and gas regulation staff report - August 2021
Oil and gas regulation overview presentation - August 2021
Proposed oil and gas regulation amendments