Tuesday, November 30, 2010

SPUR Workshop Postponed / Coastal Commission Meeting In SF


Greetings fellow Surfriders and Friends,

News Update: The SPUR workshops originally scheduled for November have been postponed until sometime early next year. These are the government/public stakeholder workshops charged with drafting a recommendation to address erosion at Sloat. We will be sure to announce when we have the dates.

In the mean time, there is a huge opportunity for us to impact the state of the beach at Sloat: The California Coastal Commission, which oversees the permitting for any coastal development on the state's coastline, is having a meeting December 15, 16,, and 17th in San Francisco. There is an open public comment period every morning of these meetings. This is our chance to tell the commission what is happening at Sloat, how our beach is wiped away by erosion, and being replaced by rock and concrete rubble. Please be sure to check our action alert in the coming days. The Commission has the ability to force The City to take action and address many of the issues that concern us at Sloat: the loss of public recreation, degradation of safe access and the environmental impacts of armoring. We urge everyone to either show up at the Commission meetings to comment (public comment period opens 9-10am depending on the day), or, if unable to attend, to please write a fresh letter to the commission. Here is a link to write a letter: http://action.surfrider.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=2842 And here is more info on the meetings. http://www.coastal.ca.gov/mtgcurr.html

Thanks!