This phase consists of a comprehensive update to the city’s Local Coastal Program. The Local Coastal Program ensures that development within the city’s coastal zone protects and enhances coastal resources and is consistent with the California Coastal Act.
The objectives of the Local Coastal Program update include:
Incorporate the sea level rise adaptation strategies and measures identified in Phase 1 – Sea Level Rise Analysis
Ensure the document is consistent with the California Coastal Act, the Carlsbad Community Vision and the city’s updated General Plan
Format the document to ensure it is user-friendly and easy to administer; and is a modern, graphic-enriched document
Obtain certification for areas of deferred certification, resulting in a transfer of permit authority to the city
Develop new detailed, parcel-level map exhibits that clearly delineate the boundaries of the Coastal Zone, Coastal Commission’s permit jurisdiction and Coastal Commission’s appeal area
Develop policies that address low-cost visitor accommodations, as required by the Coastal Commission
Status of Local Coastal Program Update
The city is in the initial phase of preparing the update. Updates on the project will be posted to the city’s website.