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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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PUBLIC OUTREACH EVENTS

To find more information on the public outreach events summarized below, including agendas and other meeting materials, please visit the Sea Level Rise Public Participation webpage here.

 

PROJECT LAUNCH

Fog Fest- September 23/24

(City Booth)

City's 60th Anniversary Celebration- November 18

(City Booth)

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ASSESSMENT PREPARATION

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)

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ADAPTATION PLAN DEVELOPMENT

EcoFest

April 21, 2018

(City Booth)

Public Meeting with CWG

Intro to Adaptation Strategies

April 26, 2018 6:00pm

(Community Center)

Public Meeting with CWG

Economic Analysis Methodology

May 10, 2018   6:00pm

(Community Center)

Technical Work Group

Draft Adaptation Plan

May 31, 2018  2:00pm

(Community Center)

Community Work Group

Draft Adaptation Plan

May 31, 2018  6:00pm

(Community Center)

Public Workshop

Preliminary Draft Adaptation Plan

June 23, 2018   12:00pm

(Community Center)

Public Workshop

Final Draft Adaptation Plan

August 11, 2018  12:00pm

(Community Center)

   
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DRAFT LCP POLICIES

Technical Work Group

Draft LCP Policies

Sept.13, 2018  2:00pm

(Community Center)

Community Work Group

Draft LCP Policies

Sept. 13, 2018  6:00pm

(Community Center)

Public Workshop

Draft LCP Policies

Sept. 15, 2018  12:00pm

(Community Center)

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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.

FAQ's - Local Coastal Plan Update & Sea Level Rise Adaptation Planning (updated 4/26/2018)

GIS TOOLS!  Please read the User Guide or view the tutorial video (MP4) prior to accessing the webviewers: Asset Data and Hazard Zone GIS-webviewer and Multi-Scenario Hazard GIS-webviewer.

City Updates

  • 10/22/2018 - The Coastal Commission provided comments on the City's Draft LCP Policies. A link to this comment letter has been added under the Resources, Sea Level Rise Hazard Data and Adaptation Guidance headings below.
  • 9/21/2018 - The Final Draft Adaptation Plan with Response to Comments has been posted under the Deliverables heading below. Please note that Appendices A and K of this document are very large so please be patient when downloading.   Please be sure to read all of the 9/20/2018 City Updates as well. 
  • 9/20/2018 - We are slightly delayed on the release of the Final Draft Adaptation Plan with Response to Comments. Staff and ESA are working hard on the final edits and will be releasing the document to the public soon. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

    Additionally, the City has extended the public comment period for the
    Draft LCP Policies to Monday, October, 8th (5:00pm). Please send comments to sealevelrise@ci.pacifica.ca.us or to Bonny O'Connor, Planning Department, 170 Santa Maria Avenue, Pacifica, CA 94044.

    Meeting materials for the Draft LCP Policies Technical Work Group, Community Work Group meeting 
    (Sept. 13), and the Public Workshop (Sept. 15) are available on the Public Participation page.  Links to the recordings of the Community Work Group and Public Workshop meetings are also provided.

    Lastly, staff will be present at the Fog Fest next weekend (Sept. 29-30) and will be distributing information to the community about this planning effort.
  • 9/10/2018 – The Draft LCP Policies have been posted under the Deliverables heading below and will be discussed at the upcoming public meetings, including the September 15, 2018 Public Workshop (12pm at Community Center). The release of this document starts a public comment period, which will close on October 5, 2018. Please send comments to sealevelrise@ci.pacifica.ca.us or to Bonny O’Connor, Planning Department, 170 Santa Maria Avenue, Pacifica, CA 94044. 

 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.

Resources

City Documents

Regional Assessments and Adaptation Projects

Sea Level Rise Hazard Data and Adaptation Guidance

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