COASTAL PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION
RE: NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Dear Coastal Property Owners Association of Santa Cruz County Member:
On Wednesday, December 10, 2008 the California Coastal Commission will rule on the Santa Cruz County proposed amendment to our Local Coastal Program (LCP). This amendment will reduce the permissible size of coastal homes. It will also cause many existing homes to become non-conforming and prevent you from replacing it with a like sized home if it is destroyed by fire or other natural disaster.
The CCC staff report can be viewed at:
The above staff report is recommending approval of the amendment plus additional changes that will further limit your ability to rebuild the same size home if it is lost by fire or other natural disaster.
We believe that it would be beneficial for the CCC to grant a continuance of this matter so that the county can review the proposed changes and hopefully add a “grandfathering” clause prior to resubmission to the CCC.
You can request a continuance by directing your correspondence to:
Attn. Susan Craig
FOR DEC. 10TH HEARING, ITEM W10g
Santa Cruz County IP Amendment: Net Site Area
By FAX: 831-427-4877,
Or mail to:
CALIFORNIA COASTAL COMMISSION
Central Coast District Office
725 Front Street, Suite 300
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Correspondence to the CCC must be received no later than this Friday December 5, 2008.
We believe the continuance is needed as:
1) Coastal property owners were not properly notified of the proposed changes
2) The ordinance amendment is spot zoning
3) The ordinance amendment does not provide adequate protection allowing for the rebuilding of homes that are lost by fire or other natural disaster.
Coastal Property Owners Association of Santa Cruz County
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