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.
Coastal Commission can’t force San Clemente man to waive right to protect mobile home on seawall, judge says
…victory over the CCC when a judge ruled he does not have to waive his right to protect his oceanfront residential property in exchange for a permit to replace his mobile home with a newer, smaller one.
The California Coastal Commission plans to order the owners of five Newport Beach homes to replace the sand dunes they are accused of illegally bulldozing.