Meeting

2013/November

From ActCoastal

Year 2013
Month November
Location Newport Beach, CA
Description This November was the most significant Commission meeting in 2013. A packed agenda with several controversial items drew hundreds of people. Developers had to pull their plan for a Huntington Beach desalination plant that would have killed large amounts of ocean life. The Del Mar Fairgrounds were granted continued use of a huge parking lot, illegally built in a wetland. The Army Corps got a green light for a major sand-dredging, beach-creation project with big impacts on ocean life and surfing resources. Sea level rise issues in Solana Beach- seawalls and a controversial Land Use Plan were continued. The Commission also had a spirited debate with itself and the public on the level of metrics and progress reports that staff should provide to track progress on the CCC Strategic Plan.

Issues voted on at this Meeting

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Issue Summary Outcome
22nd District Agricultural Association (Del Mar Fairgrounds) The Del Mar Fairgrounds applied for year-round parking lot on a wetland site where they admitted to previously illegally filling and grading. Red Dot.png
Huntington Beach Poseidon Desalination Proposal Poseidon Water proposed to build a 50 million gallon per day (MGD) seawater desalination plant to be co-located with the AES Power Plant in Huntington Beach. The plan would be equivalent in size to the largest desalination plant in the Western Hemisphere. The plant would use an open ocean intake to withdraw more than 100 MGD from the state’s coastal waters, as well as an open ocean discharge pipe to dispose of concentrated brine and various chemical pollutants. Green Dot.png
Strategic Plan Subcommittee Reports Commission action on two reports from their Strategic Plan Subcommittee to define the level of reporting by the Executive Director on Strategic Plan implementation (metrics & milestones). Green Dot.png


Vote Chart for this Meeting

Coastal Commission Vote Chart

November 2013 Meeting


Green Dot.png = Positive Conservation Vote         Red Dot.png = Negative Conservation Vote

Commissioner 22nd District Agricultural Association (Del Mar Fairgrounds)Huntington Beach Poseidon Desalination ProposalStrategic Plan Subcommittee Reports
Brennan Brian.jpg Brian Brennan Bad Vote Good Vote Good Vote
CaroleGroom 2012.jpg Carole Groom Good Vote Good Vote Good Vote
DBochco.jpg Dayna Bochco Bad Vote Good Vote Good Vote
Garcia.png Dr. Robert Garcia Bad Vote Good Vote Good Vote
GCox.png Greg Cox Bad Vote Good Vote Good Vote
Zimmer.jpg Jana Zimmer Good Vote Good Vote Good Vote
Vargas.jpg Mark Vargas Bad Vote Good Vote Good Vote
McClure.jpg Martha McClure Bad Vote Good Vote Good Vote
Shallenberger.jpg Mary K. Shallenberger Good Vote Good Vote Good Vote
Kinsey.jpg Steve Kinsey Bad Vote Good Vote Good Vote
Mitchell.jpg Wendy Mitchell Bad Vote Good Vote Good Vote by Alternate