The Environmental Action Committee of West Marin presented public testimony to the California Coastal Commission (Commission) on Wednesday concerning the Marin County Local Coastal Program (LCP) amendments. The Commission voted unanimously to certify LCP amendments in areas that focused on agricultural development and definitions, and community zoning concerns. It was the first time in the LCP’s long history that the Commission staff recommended approval as submitted.
At the December 11th hearing, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to move the LCP amendments forward to the Coastal Commission. The amendments will likely be before the Coastal Commission in February 2019 at the North Central meeting when EAC will likely raise additional concerns to the Commission.
On October 11th, the Marin County Planning Commission (Planning Commission) considered proposed amendments and modifications to the Local Coastal Program (LCP), specifically Amendments Nos. 3 (Implementation Plan related to agriculture) and 7 (remaining Implementation Plan sections), Land Use Policy C-PK-3 and related LCP map changes. In advance of the hearing, EAC submitted written comments highlighting our concerns with the County’s proposed language modifications.
Tell your supervisors to accept the LCP amendments at the hearing or by submitting comments by April 19th! Let us know if you can join us at the hearing. There is a lot of opposition to a full acceptance of the LCP amendments (although this is the only real option), so we could really use your support on this issue!