Workshop #1 – Introduction to Local Coastal Plan Update and Report on Existing Conditions and Sea Level Rise
The City Council will hold the project’s first joint public workshop with the Planning Commission on the Local Coastal Plan Update and receive the Draft 2019 Existing Conditions and Sea Level Rise Report at a special meeting on March 26, 2019 at 6:00 pm in the City Council Chamber at 211 Hillcrest Avenue in Marina. All interested persons are invited to attend and participate in this workshop.
The purpose of the workshop is to introduce the City Council and the Planning Commission to the City’s Local Coastal Program (LCP) planning process. Notices of the workshop were mailed to all property owners within the City’s Coastal zone as well as any interested parties.
To date, staff and EMC Planning Group have initialized an outreach process and collected data for an Existing Conditions Report for the LCP. This workshop is the first public meeting to introduce the planning effort and the draft results of the background report. City staff has been in regular communication with Coastal Commission staff and a draft of the report has been sent to the CCC staff for review and comment.
For the workshop, the City Council and Planning Commission will receive a presentation from staff and EMC Planning Group on the initial findings of the draft Existing Conditions Report. This report will be finalized over the next month and posted on the LCP Update website later this month:
The main topics of the report include:
- Planning Background and Regulatory Setting
- Existing Conditions Physical Setting (climate, geology, flooding, erosion, etc.)
- Climate Science
- Draft Adaptation
Next steps for the LCP update include:
- Developing a vision and goals (April/May 2019)
- Public workshop to review vision and goals (May 2019)
- Public meeting with the Planning Commission and City Council on the vision and goals
- (June/July 2019)
- Develop adaptation strategies for sea level rise (April – July 2019)
- Public workshop with the Planning Commission and City Council on the adaptation strategies
- (July 2019)
- Draft LCP (May – August 2019)
- Public workshop with the Planning Commission and City Council on draft LCP (September 2019)
- Final LCP for adoption (December 2019))