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Sea Level Rise

The City of Pacifica is working to modify its draft Local Coastal Plan (LCP) update by incorporating findings of how sea level rise and erosion will impact social, economic, and physical coastal resources including homes, businesses, and critical facilities and infrastructure; and strategies that will prepare the City to deal with these impacts. Support for this effort is provided in part by the California Coastal Commission and the Coastal Conservancy.

                                                               

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 TASKS Project Launch Assessment Preparation Adaptation Plan Development Update Draft LCP City Public Hearings CCC Certification
 Public Outreach Events

Fog Fest-

September 23/24

(City Booth)

City's 60th Anniversary Celebration-

November 18

(City Booth)

Community Work Group
Jan 23, 2018
6:00pm
(Council Chambers)
           

Technical Work Group
Jan 23, 2018
2:00pm
(Council Chambers)
           

Public Workshop

Feb 13, 2018

6:00pm

(Council Chambers)
          

       

 

Get involved!  Public involvement is an important element of the process to update the Draft LCP.  We will be hosting several meetings and workshops during the various tasks to seek input from stakeholder and technical advisory groups and the general public.  Additionally, staff will conduct further outreach efforts to spread awareness and obtain additional input from Pacificans.  Please request to join our mailing list to receive updates on the status of the project and public outreach events regarding the Draft LCP update.

City Updates

  • 1/18/2018 - The Public Workshop meeting date and time was identified and is posted above.  City Council Progress Updates No. 3 was also posted.
  • 1/12/2018 - The Draft Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment and Appendices have been posted.  The agendas for the first Technical Work Group and Community Work Group meetings on January 23, 2018 have been posted on the Public Participation page.  Please see the Public Participation page for more information.
  • 1/9/2018 - A revised Asset Inventory Memo has been posted.  Revisions were made to the memo to clearly identify all assets that will be analyzed in the Draft Vulnerability Assessment.
  • 1/8/2018 - City Council Progress Updates No. 1 and No. 2 posted.
  • 1/4/2018 - Asset Inventory Memo posted.
  • 12/27/2017 - Future Conditions Scenarios Memo posted.

Archived City Updates

Deliverables

City Council Progress Updates:

 

Background

In August 2016, the City of Pacifica was awarded an $188,000 Local Assistance Grant by the California Coastal Commission to conduct a vulnerability and risk assessment and develop an adaptation plan to address the effects that sea level rise could have on coastal resources along the shoreline of Pacifica.

The City of Pacifica's goal is to modify its draft Local Coastal Plan (LCP) update by incorporating findings from vulnerability and risk assessments and a standalone adaptation plan.  Specifically, the City will evaluate how sea level rise and erosion will impact social, economic, and physical coastal resources including homes, businesses, and critical facilities and infrastructure, and develop strategies that will prepare the City to deal with these impacts.  To achieve these goals, the City has the following objectives:

  1. Measure the degree of vulnerability posed to Pacifica's social, economic and physical coastal resources, including beaches, bluffs, roadways, residences, businesses, pump stations, and other critical infrastructure, by examining the risks and sensitivities associated with sea level rise, erosion and coastal flooding.
  2. Ensure consistency with larger regional vulnerability assessment efforts, including but not limited to Sea Change San Mateo County (SMC), to strengthen the regional fabric of resilience.  The vulnerability and risk assessments will be used to prioritize key areas with sea level rise strategies as part of the adaptation plan.
  3. Create an adaptation plan that identifies effective shoreline accommodation, protection, and retreat strategies through rigorous analysis of Our Coast, Our Future (OCOF) (sea level rise and storm surge model/tool) sea level rise scenarios and community/stakeholder input.  Once designed, the adaptation plan will be designed to work as a standalone strategic plan, including short-term prioritized actions and will include specific measures and language to be included in the City's LCP and LCP Land Use Plan (LUP)).  The adaptation plan will include the following components that the City will draw on to update its LCP: Existing Conditions Report, Key Asset Manager Surveys/Responses, Technical Studies, Adaptation Strategies, and Prioritized Implementation Plan.
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