Navy Silver Strand Development Project

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Month November
Year 2014
Summary The US Navy proposed a major development consisting of 24 separate projects and 1.5 million square feet of new facilities to be constructed over a ten-year period at its Silver Strand Base in San Diego County.
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Outcome Description A split Commission voted to grant consistency to the Navy’s project despite staff’s contention that part of the project would be constructed in Environmentally Sensitive Habitat and concerns that the site was vulnerable to sea level rise and flooding.
Why You Should Care Environmentally Sensitive Habitat is that which is rare or especially valuable and can be easily disturbed or degraded by human activity and development. Under the Coastal Act, development is not allowed in ESHA unless it is “resource dependent.” The expansion of new Naval facilities is not “resource dependent” since the base has been successfully operating for decades without encroachment on ESHA land, and therefore should not have been permitted in ESHA. Further, the Navy refused to agree to a ‘no new seawall’ policy in the event that their projections were not sufficient to protect the facility from future sea level rise.
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Decision Type Federal Consistency Determination
Staff Recommendation Objection
Staff Report
Lobbyist/Agent United States Navy
Opposition to Project Sierra Club. City of Coronado expressed concern with visual impacts.
Coastal Act Policies Inconsistent with public access and recreation policies (Coastal Act Sections 30210-30212, 30220, 30252) and the energy and vehicle miles traveled policy (Coastal Act Section 30253(d)) of the California Coastal Management Plan.

Voting Detail for Navy Silver Strand Development Project

Individual vote detail for Issue: Navy Silver Strand Development Project
Martha McClureBad Vote
Jana ZimmerBad Vote
Erik HowellBad Vote
Mary K. ShallenbergerGood Vote
Steve KinseyBad Vote
Effie Turnbull-SandersBad Vote
Wendy MitchellBad Vote
Carole GroomGood Vote
Greg CoxBad Vote
Mark VargasBad Vote
Dayna BochcoGood Vote

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