Meeting

2020/September

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Year 2020
Month September
Location Virtual
Description The September California Coastal Commission meeting took place virtually from Wednesday, Sept. 9 to Friday, Sept. 11. The Commission deliberated on several important items with coastal resource implications including a tricky seawall application in Solana Beach and an appeal regarding a major Santa Cruz residential construction project. The meeting resulted in one vote chart.

Issues voted on at this Meeting

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Issue Summary Outcome
Solana Beach Pacific Ave seawall Last year, three homeowners in Solana Beach applied jointly for a 150-foot seawall. One of the homeowners was denied a seawall due to his property being post-Coastal Act and having deed restrictions. Seawalls for the adjacent homes were approved and are now constructed, but the resultant gap in the armoring presents a structural issue. This issue was predicted and the applicants were instructed to explore a retainer wall strategy to mitigate this. That strategy has been explored and is now rendered unsafe, and the two applicants who gained approval last year returned requesting to fill in the gap with a seawall. However, the property that was denied the seawall (the “gap house”) was no longer on the application, and instead another neighbor was added to the application based on an argument that this third neighbor is also affected by the structural instability posed by the gap. Green Dot.png


Vote Chart for this Meeting

Coastal Commission Vote Chart

September 2020 Meeting


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

Commissioner Solana Beach Pacific Ave seawall
Nl12c hart.jpg Caryl Hart Bad Vote
DBochco.jpg Dayna Bochco Bad Vote
Donne.gif Donne Brownsey Good Vote
EffieT-S.png Effie Turnbull-Sanders Good Vote by Alternate
Erik-280x300.png Erik Howell Bad Vote
Rice.jpg Katie Rice Bad Vote
Escalante.jpg Linda Escalante Good Vote by Alternate
Mikewilson.png Mike Wilson Good Vote
Saraa.jpg Sara Aminzadeh Good Vote by Alternate
200px-Steve Padilla1.jpg Steve Padilla Bad Vote