Meeting Overview

Costa Mesa
May 2022

The May Coastal Commission meeting took place in Costa Mesa on May 11-13. The meeting included the much anticipated vote on the Brookfield-Poseidon Huntington Beach Desalination Plant as well as a critical enforcement issue in Pacific Palisades, an update on the state’s Sea Level Rise Action Plan and a vote on coastal armoring in San Clemente. This meeting resulted in one vote chart - the Brookfield-Poseidon desalination agenda item.

Issues voted on at this meeting:

Brookfield-Poseidon Huntington Beach Desalination Plant

On Thursday, the Coastal Commission voted in concurrence with the staff recommendation to deny the Brookfield-Poseidon Huntington Beach desalination plant. Poseidon proposed to construct and operate a seawater desalination plant using open ocean seawater intake pipe to produce 50 million gallons per day of potable water - what would be one of the largest in the nation...


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