|Description||The January Coastal Commission hearing was held in the City of San Diego with two items of particular concern proposed for nearby areas: 1.) Applicants sought to fill in sea caves with 75 feet of “erodible” concrete in front of the Solana Beach Tennis Club; and, 2.) The City of Oceanside wanted to engage in a beach “nourishment” program, which was moved to consent as it was a program shaped through significant community involvement.|
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|Solana Beach Sea Cave Fill-in|| This project would have involved maintaining and expanding the five existing sea cave infills with an additional 75-foot long notch in the coastal bluff. According to the applicant, the action was not currently critical to the structures on the coastal bluff, but was intended to protect beachgoers.
Commissioner Dayna Bochco asked the applicant to withdraw the application and resubmit a scaled-down test project version. Commissioner Greg Cox moved to approve the project and Commissioner Eric Howell seconded. Discussion continued with Commissioner Martha McClure strongly supporting Commissioner Bochco’s request. The applicant opted not to withdraw and thus the application was denied in a vote of 9:2.