As California beaches reopen, seawall construction becomes legislative battleground

Homeowners fighting sea level rise say going to the Coastal Commission for any form of protection has increasingly become a non-starter. This new legislation (SB 1090), supporters say, would streamline a frustrating permitting process that could ultimately save lives. They point to the bluff collapse in Encinitas last summer that killed three women.

SB-1090 Coastal erosion: installation of shoreline protective devices: application process.(2019-2020)

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.

CCC Abuse Smacked Down By OC Court

ORANGE COUNTY REGISTERCoastal Commission abuse smacked down by OC court Waves smash ashore during the morning high tide at Capistrano Shores Mobile Home Park in San Clemente, California, Monday, Feb. 9, 1998. Seaside homes were further damaged in the aftermath of a...