Governor Includes Critical Funding for Coastal Commission


State: CA
Country: USA
Theme: Coastal Preservation
Launch Date: July 01 2013
Completion Date: July 10 2013
Status: Victory

Surfrider, along with several partners, advocated that the Governor include $4 million dollars in additional funding for the California Coastal Commission to assist it and local governments address the critical challenge of updating Local Coastal Plans. This funding is essential to enable the Commission and local governments to begin to address the impacts of climate change. Rising sea levels and more frequent and intense storms mean that our public infrastructure, residential and commercial development, and valuable recreational resources will be increasingly threatened by coastal erosion and flooding. This is a great victory for the coast and comprehensive planning.