At last night's February 2 Council Meeting, the City Council adopted by unanimous vote a new sea level rise adaptation plan, Adapting a Threatened Transportation Network to Sea Level Rise.
The City of Monterey is leading the charge by doing this type of transportation study. Parallel to us, the City of Santa Cruz is doing a similar study. So the Central Coast is taking the lead in California. In 2018, the City secured a $212,000 CalTrans grant to study the effects of sea level rise on the City's transportation network and develop transportation adjustments. According to FEMA every $1 spent on natural hazard mitigation reduces related future costs by an average of $6. Thus, by adopting this study the City is better able to tackle the challenge of sea level rise later.
More ways to participate in this process will be posted as more information on grants become available. Recommended next steps
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