Local Coastal Program

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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

UPDATE: A correction to the Attachment 1 background report has been added to the Board Workshop on Remaining Non-Hazard LCP Issues 3/20/18 in Plans and Documents.

The Marin County Board of Supervisors will be holding a public workshop on March 20, 2018 starting at 2:30 PM in the Board of Supervisors Chambers (Room #330 - Administration Building), Marin County Civic Center, San Rafael, California, to discuss key issues concerning suggested Modifications to amendments to the Marin County Local Coastal Program as approved by the California Coastal Commission (CCC) on November 2, 2016. The workshop will focus on elements of the Modifications to the Land Use Plan and Implementation Program (except for Environmental Hazards Amendments which were deferred by the (CCC). No Board action will occur at this workshop; public comments are invited. Documents related to this workshop are available in the Board Workshop Panel on the Plans and Documents page. The Staff Report is also available at the Community Development Agency front counter, Room 308 of the Civic Center, and the Stinson Beach and Point Reyes Station Public Libraries.

In a separate meeting on April 24, 2018, the Board will conduct a public hearing to consider action to accept or reject the Modifications to the Local Coastal Program Amendments to the Land Use Plan and Implementation Program (except for Environmental Hazards).