Coastal Sediment Management Plan Update
The SLOCOG Board received an update regarding the development of a Draft Coastal Regional Sediment Management Plan (CRSMP) for portions of San Luis Obispo County following two workshops conducted to solicit local input and guidance addressing historical conditions, federal and state coastal sediment activities and other coastal infrastructure concerns.
The CRSMP will formulate strategies to help restore, preserve, and maintain coastal beaches and other critical areas of sediment deficit; sustain recreation and tourism; enhance public safety and access; restore coastal sandy habitats; and identify cost-effective solutions for restoration of areas affected by excess sediment. It is anticipated that the CSRMP will provide support and guidance for future grant opportunities.
The SLOCOG Board formed a Standing Committee of elected officials comprised of two County Supervisors from coastal areas; one representative from the cities of Grover Beach, Morro Bay, and Pismo Beach; one representative from Port San Luis Harbor District and one representative from the Oceano Community Services District to provide policy guidance for the adoption of the plan and make recommendations to the full SLOCOG Board regarding the implementation of plan components.
The Draft CRSMP is now scheduled to be made available in early January. The CRSMP Standing Committee will have an opportunity to review the draft plan in January-February with consideration of adoption in March or April.
More information can be found in the staff report.
Questions? Contact Steve Devencenzi at 805-781-4662 or firstname.lastname@example.org.