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

On Friday, July 14, at the California State University Monterey Bay, World Theater Building, 5260 Sixth Avenue, Seaside, CA, the California Coastal Commission will hold a public hearing on REVISED FINDINGS related to the changes to the suggested modifications regarding "Ongoing Agriculture" the Commission made at the Coastal Commission hearing in Half Moon Bay on November 2, 2016 in response to the motion by then-Commission Chair and Marin Supervisor Steve Kinsey.

The County of Marin has submitted a letter to the Commission describing how these draft revised findings do not accurately reflect the Commission's action on November 2, 2016.

The Commission's announcement of the hearing is available here.