Local COastal Plan

Updated Local Coastal Plan: Little time to review and what you can do so public has time for input

Local Coastal Plan Update  It has been over 4 years since the release of the ‘Preliminary Draft Local Coastal Plan (2015)”. Due to the massive public response raised in public comment and during LCP workshops –Permit Sonoma (PRMD) pulled the Preliminary Draft LCP. On September 26, 2019, PRMD posted the current 2019 Local Coastal Plan (LCP) […]

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Our Local Coastal Plan & the new Coastal Commissioner

This is a positive move at the California Coastal Commission which has been plagued for years with conflicts of interest. This portends well for their review of our county’s Local Coastal Plan and the Trumps administrations drilling plans for our coast.  Conflict of interest in Coastal Commission lawsuit leaves … https://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-ln-lopez-coastal-conflict-20180307-story.html Mar 07, 2018 ·

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Action Alert! April 16 Supervisors Meeting – Speak Up for General Plan Update

Action Alert! April 16 Supervisors Meeting – Speak Up for General Plan Update Sonoma County at a Crossroads! Water – Wineries – Cannabis – Climate – Greenbelts – Coast Tuesday, April 16 (A.M. Time TBD) Public Hearing – General Plan – Permit Sonoma Comprehensive Work Plan Sonoma County Board of Supervisors 575 Administration Drive, Santa

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The Sonoma Coast’s ‘bridge to nowhere’

“Finally, the draft permit proposes the dedication of approximately 50 acres to the west of the proposed bridge to Sonoma County for eventual public use. But Caltrans’ proposal remains inconsistent with several longstanding Sonoma County Local Coastal Plan and Coastal Act priorities to protect environmentally sensitive habitat, preserve agricultural lands and avoid damage to coastal

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Protecting Rural Areas response from Victor Sund

Coastal wineries EDITOR: I agree with Kirsten Cutler (“Protecting rural areas,” Letters, Oct. 12). Our coastal hills need stronger protection from industrial enterprises such as wineries in areas where roads are too small, water too scarce and the environment too fragile to accommodate more development. Emergency services cannot deal with the tourism as it is

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Peter R. Baye, Ph.D. Coastal Ecologist, Botanist Letter to PRMD on Coastal Plan

To: Lisa Posternak, Sonoma County Permits & Resource Management Department (PRMD). Cc: Interested parties Date: September 30, 2015 SUBJECT: General comments on preliminary draft Local Coastal Plan: significant environmental baseline deficiencies and consequences Dear Ms. Posternak: I would like to provide only preliminary and general comments on some selected basic aspects of the preliminary draft

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