Thursday, December 13, 2018

KTVU: Despite controversy, Pacifica City Council narrowly approves plan to combat sea level rise

POSTED: DEC 12 2018 10:11PM PST

An ongoing debate over how to deal with sea level rise in Pacifica reached a vote among city council, approving an adaptation plan despite numerous homeowners pleading their cases to delay approval.
Councilmembers voted 3-2 in favor of moving forward and ultimately submit the plan to the California Coastal Commission for approval.
The fiery meeting Monday lasted more than four hours as Pacifica residents, business owners and government officials voiced their concerns over some strategies and raised questions about how the plan is written. Property values, insurance coverage, future development, coastal erosion and funding were the main themes discussed among the community.
The California Coastal Commission estimates the ocean will rise three to seven feet over the next century. It’s asking all 60+ California coastal cities update their local coastal plans. The last time Pacifica’s was updated was in 1980. 

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Posted by Steve Sinai

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