Assembly Bill 691 (AB-691) will be the enabling legislation that will drive the restoration of San Mateo Creek, hopefully making it a touchstone of other restorations in San Diego County.
AB-691 will drive the habitat and aquatic restoration of both the San Mateo Creek and San Onofre Creek drainages.
The entire text, short and sweet, is below.
Display 1997-1998 Bill Text - Information
BILL NUMBER: AB 691
INTRODUCED BY Assembly Member Morrow
An act relating to fisheries, and making appropriation therefor.
LEGISLATIVE COUNSELíS DIGEST
AB 691, as introduced, Morrow. Fishery restoration.
Existing law does not expressly appropriate funds for restoration of the arroyo chub, partially armored threespine stickleback, and southern steelhead trout fisheries.
This bill would appropriate $800,000 from an unspecified fund to the Department of Fish and Game to restore those fisheries to their native creeks, as specified.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: yes. Fiscal committee: yes State Mandated local program: no.
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
SECTION 1. The sum of eight hundred thousand dollars ($800,000) is hereby appropriated from the ______Fund to the Department of Fish and Game for the restoration of arroyo chub, partially armored threespine stickleback, and southern steelhead trout fisheries to their native creeks, including San Mateo Creek, Devil Canyon /Creek, and San Onofre Creek, which creeks are principally located in San Diego County.