Local Coastal Program

Community Development Agency

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The California Legislature enacted the Coastal Act in 1976, creating a mandate for coastal counties to manage the conservation and development of coastal resources through a comprehensive planning and regulatory program called the Local Coastal Program (LCP).

The Local Coastal Program (LCP) is a planning document that identifies the location, type, densities, and other ground rules for future development in the coastal zone. Each LCP includes a land use plan and its implementing measures. These programs govern decisions that determine the short and long term conservation and use of coastal land, water, and other resources.

CDA organized an LCP photo contest of Marin's coastal areas for residents and visitors.  You can view the submissions by visiting our photo gallery.

News and Announcements

A Supplemental Memorandum (and Revisions to the Supplemental Memorandum) to the Board Report are now available.

The Marin County Board of Supervisors will conduct a public hearing to consider approving two separate Local Coastal Program Amendments, Numbers 3 and 7, with proposed revisions to a limited number of specific Suggested Modifications approved by the California Coastal Commission (Coastal Commission) on November 2, 2016.

WHERE:  The public hearings will be held in the Board Chambers (Room #328 - Administration Building), Marin County Civic Center, San Rafael, California.

WHEN:    Board of Supervisors: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 1:30 pm.

The proposed revisions, shown in Attachment 2 in the “BOS Hearing 12/4/18” panel on the Plans and Documents page of this website, are intended to resolve a relatively small set of issues that caused the Board to defer accepting all of the Coastal Commission Modifications to LCP Amendments 3 and 7 at the Board’ s hearing of April 24, 2018. Staff is recommending the Board consider approving the proposed revisions to Amendments 3 and 7 detailed in Attachment 2 and consider directing staff to resubmit the revised Amendments to the Coastal Commission for certification. Staff also recommend the Board authorize a technical map change consistent with the previously certified “Moonrise Kingdom” map Amendment. The revised Amendments are:

Amendment 3:  Sections of the Implementation Plan Amendment for the Land Use Plan Agriculture Chapter.

Amendment 7:  All remaining Chapters and Sections of the Implementation Plan with exception of the Environmental Hazards chapter.

Technical Map Amendments consistent with “Moonrise Kingdom” certified Amendment.