Welcome to ActCoastal, the California Coast Accountability Project. ActCoastal is a campaign to protect California’s coast by bringing transparency and accountability to the actions of the California Coastal Commission.
February 2021 Hearing Report
The Coastal Commission’s February meeting took place on Wednesday, Feb.10 through Friday, Feb. 12. The meeting was busy with a number of important issues on the agenda and resulted in four vote charts.
Additionally, the Coastal Commission reviewed an important item on Thursday regarding the repair and reconstruction of a private beach access stairway at Seascape Shores condominiums in Solana Beach. The Surfrider Foundation registered their concerns with the project including:
At the hearing, Commissioners agreed that the permitting status of the existing stairway needs clarification and that the applicant should consider including public access to the stairway. Facing possible denial, the applicants withdrew the application and stated their intention to resubmit a revised project and/or missing information.
Finally, on Friday, the Coastal Commission approved a new living shoreline project by the San Mateo Harbor District near Pillar Point Harbor at Mavericks Beach. This project will help protect the Pillar Point Harbor West Trail from occasional erosion events and avoid the need for hard armoring, which would likely only result in exacerbated erosion. This represents one of the few living shoreline projects in California and a positive direction for the Coastal Commission. Originally, a hard armoring project was proposed to Coastal Commission staff who instead required a thorough alternative analysis. The robust alternatives analysis resulted in identification of the living shoreline project. The creative design will help inform future projects and hopefully lead to other similar projects across the state.
2019 California Coastal Commission Conservation Report Card
No other agency or legislative body holds as much responsibility for California’s beloved beaches as does the Coastal Commission; the Commission’s decisions, month after month, permit by permit, shape the use of our coast and, in the face of sea level rise, the future of our beaches. The California Coastal Commission Report Card strives to ensure that this responsibility is being met by offering a summary and analysis of the commission’s voting record throughout the year based on key high-priority, high-stakes coastal development projects and issues.
Find the 2019 California Coastal Commission Conservation Report Card here.
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|February 2021 Hearing Report||26 February 2021|
|January 2021 Hearing Report||22 January 2021|
|December 2020 Hearing Report||21 December 2020|
|Local Government Public Workshop on Sea Level Rise||21 December 2020|
|November 2020 Hearing Report||13 November 2020|
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