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Floodplain Management Ordinance 2005-FC2 Revision

Floodplain Management Ordinance 2005-FC2 was replaced by Floodplain Management Ordinance 2010-FC-5 when the Pima County Board of Supervisors approved the new ordinance in a 5-0 vote on May 4, 2010.

The draft Ordinance was approved in a 5-0 vote by the Pima County Board of Supervisors on May 4, 2010. THe Ordinance will become effective June 3, 2010. The new Ordinance was approved without amendment. There are currently two versions of the final version available for review. The underline-strikeout version of the final draft ordinance indicates the changes made to FEHMO 2005-FC2 (in red). The clean version of the final draft ordinance does not have the mark-ups showing the changes made and represents what the new ordinance will look like once it becomes effective on June 3, 2010. A signed, recorded version of the Ordinance will be posted on this web page as soon as it is available. For more information about the revision, please review the information below.

Introduction to the Flood and Erosion Hazard Management Ordinance

The first floodplain management ordinance was adopted by Pima County in 1974. Since that time, the ordinance has undergone numerous revisions as the District strives to:

  • Remain current with best floodplain management practices,
  • Improve the public health, safety, and welfare,
  • Remain in compliance with federal regulations, and
  • Add clarity to the ordinance.

Each of these are reasons for the current proposed revision of the Floodplain and Erosion Hazard Management Ordinance 2005-FC2 (FEHMO 2005-FC2). For the purposes of the discussion below, references to a specifically adopted floodplain ordinance will be referred to by FEHMO followed by the year and action number of that ordinance (e.g. FEHMO 2005-FC2), non-specific references to the ordinance, will use "Ordinance."

This page will be updated with information such as public comment opportunities, an overview of the revisions, and other pertinant information as it becomes available.

Brief Overview of Revisions:

An Ordinance Revisions Information Sheet outlining the more significant proposed revisions has been created. This information sheet provides the section of the Ordinance revised with a brief description of the revision. For all of the proposed revisions, please view the underline-strikeout version of the draft ordinance below.

Versions of the October 10, 2008 Draft Ordinance:

NOTE: The documents on this page are presented in chronological order, so the most recent documents are at the bottom of the page. The most recent version of the draft Ordinance is available at the bottom of this page.


Stakeholder Outreach on the October 10, 2008 Draft Ordinance:

Stakeholder comments to the October 10, 2008 draft and the District response to those comments can be found below.


Stakeholder Outreach Comment and Response by Ordinance Section:

Comments by Ordinance section. Comments are categorized by the section of the Ordinance that they pertain to, with annotations regarding the group or person making the comment.


Versions of the July 15, 2009 Draft Ordinance:

Final Version of the Draft Ordinance, to Be Submitted to the Board of Supervisors:

Open House Documents: