From ActCoastal

Year 2016
Month January
Location San Diego
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.

Issues voted on at this Meeting

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Issue Summary Outcome
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.

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Vote Chart for this Meeting

Coastal Commission Vote Chart

January 2016 Meeting

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

Commissioner Solana Beach Sea Cave Fill-in
CaroleGroom 2012.jpg Carole Groom Good Vote
DBochco.jpg Dayna Bochco Good Vote
EffieT-S.png Effie Turnbull-Sanders Good Vote
Erik-280x300.png Erik Howell Bad Vote
GCox.png Greg Cox Bad Vote
Vargas.jpg Mark Vargas Vote Unavailable
McClure.jpg Martha McClure Good Vote
Shallenberger.jpg Mary K. Shallenberger Vote Unavailable
BVWtY5tv.jpeg Mary Luevano Good Vote
RU.jpg Roberto Uranga Good Vote
Kinsey.jpg Steve Kinsey Good Vote
Mitchell.jpg Wendy Mitchell Good Vote