Victory in Ventura
November 17 2006 |
by Surfrider Foundation
At around 7:30pm, the item came up on the agenda. But since the meeting was running so late, commission staff skipped their presentation, instead giving a brief salute to those who had spent the past decade working towards a solution to the erosion problem at Surfers Point in Ventura. Although the Ventura Chapter activists did not have a chance to deliver there carefully prepared comments, Peter Douglas, Executive Director of the Coastal Commission commended the project, calling it an excellent example of progressive coastal management.
The commission's approval of the coastal development permit clears the way for completion of the final design, and applications for grant funding to construct the project. The project cost is estimated at $4 million. The city has about $2 million for the project and has applied for federal and state grants to fill the gap.
This marks a major milestone in the Ventura Chapter's 15 year effort to solve the erosion problems at Surfers Point. Many thanks to the City of Ventura and all who have contributed their time and support to this effort over the years. This was a great day for Ventura!
See the Press Release and a history of this historic project.