Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Petition Still Live - Final LCP Hearing at SF Planning June 8

Sloat Erosion Site: June 1987
Before the Oceanside Treatment Plant and Lake Merced Tunnel infrastructure.

Greetings Surfriders,

If you haven't done so already, please sign our new petition to restore Sloat.

SF Planning Commission is due to vote on the LCP amendment for Sloat on June 8th.  Please attend the hearing and comment if you can!  The address is 1650 Mission St. Ste 400

While the current version of the LCP amendment is not fatally flawed, it does have major room for improvement.

Surfrider is particularly concerned that the document does not recognize and build off of erosion management rules that are already on the books at the Coastal Commission.  We specifically cite the 1986 SF Ocean Beach Beach Nourishment Plan document.

The LCP amendment could also be improved by:

·      Clarifying what constitutes an erosion emergency that allows hard armoring such as rock.

·      Stating a clear preference of using soft solutions such as sand over rock armor in the case of emergencies.

·      When hard armoring is used in an emergency, require a deadline for its removal and replacement by sand dunes.

·      Prohibiting the rejection of sand dune nourishment and/or managed retreat solutions for erosion based on cost alone.

If you cannot make the June 8th hearing, please send your comment letters to:
Maggie Wenger
LCP Amendment Project Manager
SF Planning Department

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