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Schedule of Board Hearings on Draft LCP Under Development
The County of Marin is currently preparing the second half of Marin’s Local Coastal Program Amendments (LCPA) for a hearing before the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. The first half of the LCPA included the entire set of Land Use Plan Amendments (LUPA) with the exception of the Environmental Hazards Chapter, as well as the Implementation Plan Amendments (IPA) to carry out the Agriculture policies, which were adopted by the Board on August 25, 2015, and submitted to the Coastal Commission on September 30, 2015.
The remaining part of the LCPA will consist of the Environmental Hazards Chapter, along with the remaining parts of the Implementation Plan, also known as the Development Code.
Consideration is being given to a possible hearing on the portion of the remaining part of the LCPA, specifically the Chapters relating to the administration of coastal permits (Chapter 22.68 and 22.70). If such a hearing is scheduled, an email will be sent to all parties on our mailing list. If you have not already signed up, please click to subscribe.
West Marin Adaptation Poll Results
Over 200 people participated in the West Marin Sea Level Rise Adaptation Poll between November 2015 and January 2016, helping Marin County Community Development Agency understand which adaptation strategies might receive the most public support in the future. View the Poll Results.
Draft Ocean Coast Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment
The Draft Marin Ocean Coast Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment was released in October 2015. Over the past year, Marin County Community Development Agency (CDA) gathered information to summarize the expected timing and extent of sea level rise impacts, laying a foundation of knowledge to guide adaptation planning. Thank you to everyone who submitted public comments. We are currently processing them and making improvements to the Vulnerability Assessment.
Youth Exploring Sea Level Rise Science (YESS)
Led by Marin County and the King Tides project, YESS empowers Bay Area youth to engage directly in climate change solutions in their own communities. Through an experiential education program that incorporates hands-on science and digital storytelling, high school students explore how their lives will be impacted by sea level rise; create their own data and storytelling products; and contribute meaningfully to local science and policy decisions.
Game of Floods
The Game of Floods was developed as a public education activity on sea level rise adaptation, including traditional flood protection measures such as levees and seawalls; green infrastructure approaches including horizontal levees, wetland restorations, and beach nourishment; and policy/zoning changes. Learn more about the Game of Floods.
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