Comments Requested

Community Development Agency
Comments Requested - Coastal Commission New Draft Sea Level Rise Policies for Residences

A significant event that could affect coastal homes has been scheduled by the Coastal Commission.

• On Wednesday August 9, the staff will present the Policy Guidance as Item W6h for Commission consideration and discussion only in preparation for future Commission adoption.  You can view the agenda here.

The Draft Policy Guidance and accompanying staff report as they were downloaded at 10 AM today (Aug.1) are available here or on the CCC website.

The comment period on the draft policy guidance opened on July 28, 2017, and will close on Friday, September 15th. After reviewing and considering comments, staff will prepare a revised document that can be brought forward to the Commission for adoption in the fall.

Opportunities to provide comments include the Commission’s hearing in Calabasas (August 9, 2017), and sending written comments. Comments may be submitted by email to or by US Mail to the address below.

California Coastal Commission
c/o Sea Level Rise Working Group
45 Fremont Street, Suite 2000
San Francisco, CA 94105

This new policy guidance is a next step and builds on the Coastal Commission’s 2015 Sea Level Rise Policy Guidance, which set forth broad principles related to planning for sea level rise. The Draft Residential Adaptation Policy Guidance provides a more in-depth discussion of sea level rise adaptation policies specifically related to residential development and sample policy language that cities and counties could modify for use in different community and geologic contexts.