The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors will be holding a Public Hearing for the Development Permit and Certification of the Project EIR for the East Cliff Drive Bluff Protection & Parkway Project. This may be the last local hearing before the project goes to the Coastal Commission

Please support the proposed project by sending a short e-mail to:

EIR Planner Claudia Slater at the following e-mail addresses:

All that is needed is to simply state your support for the project and/or any concerns you may have.

We support this project as it will:

Improve lateral access by removing concrete ruble which currently covers a wide sandy beach
Preserve and improve access to the beach
Preserve and improve the pedestrian and handicap pathway
Preserve and improve the bicycle, skate, skate board, and scooter path
Preserve the motoring vista
Secure the sewer and water mains from dumping into the bay
Look as natural as the recently completed emergency repairs
Benefit both Santa Cruz County residents and our visiting public
Meets the Coastal Act’s primary mandate to preserve public access to the coast
Will not impact surfing

Previously this project was denied by the Coastal Commission as a more comprehensive analysis was requested.

“Planned retreat” advocates had a strong voice in opposing the project the last time it was submitted.

You may also attend the hearing on”¦

Tuesday March 20, 2007 at 9:00 AM at

Board of Supervisors Chambers, Fifth Floor
701 Ocean Street
Santa Cruz, CA

The Revised Final EIS/EIR for the proposed East Cliff Drive Bluff Protection & Parkway Project is available on the Internet at the County of Santa Cruz website at:

For additional information about the project you may contact Paul Rodrigues, Project Manager at 831-454-2280.