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Editor's Notes
Coastal Commission Environmental Justice and LCP Survey

The California Coastal Commission is seeking public input on how to integrate environmental justice considerations into Local Coastal Programs, which are planning documents that guide allowable development along the coast. In 2019, the Commission adopted its environmental justice policy to provide guidance for the agency and the public on how the Commission will address environmental justice. According to today’s announcement, the Commission is committed to working with local governments in coastal cities and counties to address environmental justice and equity in their local land use plans. Answers to this short survey will help the Commission understand what information and guidance the Commission should develop to support local governments to bring greater environmental justice and equity to coastal zone communities. Take the survey here. The survey will remain open until April 30, 2021. Email environmentaljustice@coastal.ca.gov if you have any questions.

CalCoast Congratulates Members Ranked Among Top Beach Towns In U.S.

A new report published recently by online media outlet Stacker ranked the top 50 coastal communities in the U.S. Using six categories, the report identifies the range of pros that beach living can offer, including affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. Two states ranked the highest in the report: California and Florida. Four CalCoast members were ranked among the top ten beach towns: Newport Beach (4), Santa Monica (5), Carlsbad (8), Encinitas (10). Stacker ranked other CalCoast members as follows: Santa Barbara (11), Laguna Beach (14), San Clemente (16), Hermosa Beach (18), Seal Beach (19), Santa Cruz (22), Coronado (26), Dana Point (28), and Manhattan Beach (39).

Highlights from the Articles and Op-Eds Below:

  • California Court of Appeal Upholds State Lands Commission Approval of Huntington Beach Seawater Desalination Plant
  • How computer mapping could help Biden find and fix polluted neighborhoods
  • Gov. Gavin Newsom visits Fresno County, discusses CA’s $536 million wildfire prevention plan
  • Study: San Francisco lost the most residents of any major city in the United States
  • California appoints analyst to study Salton Sea water importation
  • Cities with the most properties at risk of flooding
  •  Environmentalists Say Bill To Boost Communities’ Resiliency To Sea Level Rise, Flooding Could Be Conversation Starter On Climate Change
  • Development policy decisions will affect coastal communities’ risk more than climate change
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Steven Aceti, JD
Executive Director,  
California Coastal Coalition

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