From ActCoastal

Year 2016
Month June
Location Santa Barbara
Description Many items of interest came before the California Coastal Commission at its June meeting including offshore fracking, coastal armoring and blufftop development.

Issues voted on at this Meeting

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Issue Summary Outcome
Solana Beach Barr Development This application for a new residence on a coastal bluff sparked grave concerns from coastal advocates, who cited the Coastal Act’s prohibition against new development that would require “protective devices that would substantially alter natural landforms along bluffs and cliffs.” This project involves complete demolition of existing structures and the building of a new house on the lot. Additionally, the Solana Beach Local Coastal Program Land Use Plan strictly forbids new development seaward of the “Geologic Setback Line” due to the danger of erosion, making this lot too small to accommodate the new residence in the current location without shoreline armoring. The applicants are depending on an existing sea wall in order to ensure that their new home will not be threatened by natural bluff erosion. Red Dot.png

Vote Chart for this Meeting

Coastal Commission Vote Chart

June 2016 Meeting

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

Commissioner Solana Beach Barr Development
CaroleGroom 2012.jpg Carole Groom Bad Vote
DBochco.jpg Dayna Bochco Good Vote
EffieT-S.png Effie Turnbull-Sanders Bad Vote
Erik-280x300.png Erik Howell Good Vote
GCox.png Greg Cox Bad Vote
Vargas.jpg Mark Vargas Bad Vote
McClure.jpg Martha McClure Vote Unavailable
Shallenberger.jpg Mary K. Shallenberger Bad Vote
BVWtY5tv.jpeg Mary Luevano Good Vote
RU.jpg Roberto Uranga Bad Vote
Kinsey.jpg Steve Kinsey Bad Vote
Mitchell.jpg Wendy Mitchell Good Vote