Shoreline Preservation in Cannon Beach, OR


State: OR
Country: USA
Theme: Coastal Preservation
Completion Date: January 01 2007
Status: Victory

The City of Cannon Beach has decided not to waive land use regulations that protect Oregon's ocean beaches from development. On July 31, a beach front property owner in Cannon Beach filed a Measure 37 claim to construct a motel on top of beach sand dunes long protected by the Oregon Beach Bill of 1967. While parts of the claim were accepted, the city ruled against authorizing development west of the vegetation line. Several Cannon Beach volunteers submitted written comments on this issue and Surfrider also received pro bono research support from two attorneys in the area.