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Issue:Gordon Encinitas Staircase
DecisionType CDP Appeal  +
IssueImage Gordon-staircase-photo.png  +
IssueMonth October  +
IssueOutcome Good  +
IssueOutcomeDescription The Commission agreed with the applicant t
The Commission agreed with the applicant that a staircase of railroad ties existed pre-Coastal Act but that there had been significant unpermitted improvements that needed to be removed. Commissioner Brennan made a motion that allowed the applicant to keep existing railroad ties that pre-date the Coastal Act (also allows for maintenance with required permits); requires applicant to remove private staircase (and prohibits any new construction); and requires applicant to remove railroad ties on State Park property.
move railroad ties on State Park property.  +
IssueReason It would set a terrible precedent to allow
It would set a terrible precedent to allow unpermitted, illegal private structures (including staircases) to be built in the coastal zone. The beach belongs to the public. The public deserves an environment with a minimum of illegal, private structure marring the coastal landscape.
e structure marring the coastal landscape.  +
IssueSummary Appeal by Commissioners Mitchell and Brenn
Appeal by Commissioners Mitchell and Brennan of CDP issued by the City of Encinitas to applicant that would include retention and removal of portions of an unpermitted private stairway leading from the blufftop to the beach; replacement of unpermitted railroad ties on the bluff face, and construction of a retractable staircase on the upper bluff.
retractable staircase on the upper bluff.  +
IssueYear 2,013  +
Lobbyist Jon Corn  +
Policies 30210, 30212, 30604, and 30608 Applicable Land Use Plan policies: Circulation Policy 6.7; Resource Management Policy 8.5 and 8.7; Local Coastal Plan: PS Policy 1.6  +
StaffRecommendation Removal of unpermitted staircase and related development based on staff belief that the Staircase had been built after the Coastal Act was enacted.  +
StaffReport http://documents.coastal.ca.gov/reports/2013/10/Th23a-10-2013.pdf  +
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