Governor Includes Critical Funding for Coastal Commission

Victory | July 10 2013

Coastal Preservation

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.

Coastal Preservation

Beaches are a unique and dynamic landscape that should be protected for the future. The Surfrider Foundation is leading efforts at the state and local levels to protect our shorelines on every coast. Our efforts are focused on establishing appropriate setbacks for development, opposing shoreline structures, and placing coastal lands in public trust.

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