SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL
No sea wall a good thing
Thirty-eight percent of Californians believe the Coastal Commission is not strict enough in its regulation of development along the coast, according to survey results recently released by the Public Policy Institute of California. Sixty-nine percent favor restricting development, even if it means less housing available near the ocean.
The commission made the right decision on Nov. 7 when it denied a proposal to construct a 1,100-foot sea wall at Pleasure Point. Save Our Shores applauds the commission for their decision. By voting in favor of natural erosion processes, the commission has upheld the Coastal Act and ensured long-term beach access for all.
Remember, sea walls are designed to protect coastal development, not beaches.