From ActCoastal

Year 2014
Month November
Location Half Moon Bay, CA
Description The November hearing was held in beautiful Half Moon Bay. In addition to hearing a large development project put forth by the Navy, the Commission held a several-hour hearing regarding a permit for subsurface “test wells” at a proposed desalination plant in Monterey Peninsula. The Commission voted to approve the test wells. Many local community members spoke in favor of the test wells because Monterey Peninsula has exhausted all conservation efforts to broaden its water portfolio and seawater desalination is the last resort. Several environmental, business, and agriculture organizations supported the “test wells” because subsurface intake is the most environmentally superior technology compared to “open ocean intakes” which significantly harm marine life.

Issues voted on at this Meeting

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Issue Summary Outcome
Navy Silver Strand Development Project 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. Red Dot.png

Vote Chart for this Meeting

Coastal Commission Vote Chart

November 2014 Meeting

Green Dot.png = Positive Conservation Vote         Red Dot.png = Negative Conservation Vote

Commissioner Navy Silver Strand Development Project
CaroleGroom 2012.jpg Carole Groom Good Vote
DBochco.jpg Dayna Bochco Good Vote
EffieT-S.png Effie Turnbull-Sanders Bad Vote
Erik-280x300.png Erik Howell Bad Vote
GCox.png Greg Cox Bad Vote
Zimmer.jpg Jana Zimmer Bad Vote
Vargas.jpg Mark Vargas Bad Vote
McClure.jpg Martha McClure Bad Vote
Shallenberger.jpg Mary K. Shallenberger Good Vote
Kinsey.jpg Steve Kinsey Bad Vote
Mitchell.jpg Wendy Mitchell Bad Vote