South San Francisco’s archaeological resources provide a link to the city’s prehistoric and historic past and strengthen the city’s sense of place.
To help protect and educate the community about South San Francisco’s archeological resources for the contributions they make to the city’s identity.
Policy ES-10.1: Maintain archaeological procedures for new development.
Maintain formal procedures for minimizing and mitigating impacts to archaeological resources.
Policy ES-10.2: Support archaeological education.
Support educational efforts that increase community awareness, appreciation, and support for South San Francisco’s archaeological resources.
Policy ES-10.3: Require that development proposals be referred to appropriate archaeological resources.
Require that development proposals be referred to the Northwest Information Center of the California Archaeological Inventory, Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), and local Native American Tribes for review and recommendations regarding supplemental field investigation.
Policy ES-10.4: Ensure the protection of known archaeological resources through records review.
Ensure the protection of known archaeological resources in the city by requiring a records review for any development proposed in areas of known resources.
Policy ES-10.5: Discovery of significant historic or prehistoric archaeological artifacts.
If construction or grading activities result in the discovery of significant historic or prehistoric archaeological artifacts, then all work within 100 feet of the discovery shall cease, the Economic and Community Development Department shall be notified, the resources shall be examined by a qualified archaeologist for appropriate protection and preservation measures; and work may only resume when appropriate protections are in place and have been approved by the Economic and Community Development Department.