From ActCoastal

Year 2018
Month November
Location San Francisco
Description The Coastal Commission’s November hearing took place November 7-9 at the Aquarium of the Bay in San Francisco. The meeting agenda was less packed than the October hearing, but still included important updates and decisions on environmental justice, sea level rise, public access and more. Specifically, we tracked the 2018 Sea Level Rise Science Update, the Environmental Justice Draft Policy, the Orange County Ocean Outlets Maintenance Manual Update and an Informational Briefing on Offshore Wind Energy Resources. To view testimony by ActCoastal partners on these issues, visit our ActCoastal YouTube page!

Issues voted on at this Meeting

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Issue Summary Outcome
2018 Sea Level Rise Science Update The Coastal Commission continues its legacy of leadership on coastal sea level rise adaptation. At the November hearing, the Commission approved incorporating the Ocean Protection Council’s Rising Seas science report and 2018 Sea Level Rise Guidance to help facilitate local governments’ ability to make planning and permitting decisions with the best available science, including the latest sea level rise models and projections. The Surfrider Foundation, along with Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club California, the Environmental Center of San Diego and the California Coastal Protection Network, supported the update and also suggested additional guidance including proactive consideration of managed retreat and increasing the adaptive capacity for coastal habitats. While those specific updates were not ultimately included, the Science Update is an advancement in planning for sea level rise. Green Dot.png

Vote Chart for this Meeting

Coastal Commission Vote Chart

November 2018 Meeting

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

Commissioner 2018 Sea Level Rise Science Update
Url.jpg Aaron Peskin Good Vote
CaroleGroom 2012.jpg Carole Groom Good Vote
DBochco.jpg Dayna Bochco Good Vote
Donne.gif Donne Brownsey Good Vote
EffieT-S.png Effie Turnbull-Sanders Good Vote
Erik-280x300.png Erik Howell Good Vote
Vargas.jpg Mark Vargas Good Vote
BVWtY5tv.jpeg Mary Luevano Good Vote
RU.jpg Roberto Uranga Good Vote
Sundberg.jpg Ryan Sundberg Good Vote
Saraa.jpg Sara Aminzadeh Good Vote
200px-Steve Padilla1.jpg Steve Padilla Absent for Vote