This Draft Guidance focuses on water and transportation infrastructure with a goal of promoting resilient coastal infrastructure and protection of coastal resources. The document provides local governments, asset managers, and other stakeholders with policy and planning information to help inform sea level rise adaptation decisions that are consistent with the Coastal Act. The Commission’s guidance presents five key considerations and makes a series of recommendations.
Strategies include floodproofing, elevating or relocating existing infrastructure and siting new
infrastructure in safer areas. Many of the approaches could broadly apply to other types of infrastructure
such as power plants, gas pipelines and other shoreline facilities.
CA bill will amend the application process for shoreline protection devices for Orange and San Diego Counties, to limit Sand Mitigation Fees to $25,000 per parcel or 1% of assessed value, and outlines an appeal process for denied applications. If passed, it is unclear if this bill will affect other Counties.
This list of “Talking Points” regarding the County’s proposed LCP was prepared for meetings with the Board of Supervisors, and was distributed at the CPOA-SC annual meeting on 9/15/19.
The California Ocean Protection Council (OPC) is pleased to announce that new high-resolution coastal elevation data sets are available
California, Oregon, and Washington release Draft Action Plan to Implement West Coast Governors’ Agreement on Ocean Health
Below is a summary of the council’s activities at this meeting, which focused on climate change. The agenda, briefing documents, and archived webcast of the meeting can be found at http://resources.ca.gov/copc/06-14-07_meeting.
During the meeting, NOAA and CSO will present our joint initiative,
Envisioning the Future of Coastal Management, followed by facilitated
comment sessions. We want to hear your success stories, best management practices, and innovative solutions for how coastal management can be better.
As chair of the California Ocean Protection Council (OPC), I would like to announce the next OPC meeting to be held April 17, at 12:00 p.m., at the Beach Resort Monterey, Point Cabrillo Room, 2600 Sand Dunes Drive, Monterey, California.