Coastal Commission to Consider Goleta Beach

On May 13th, the California Coastal Commission will consider the County of Santa Barbara’s permit application to keep the rock revetment at Goleta Beach County Park in place. The County’s Environmental Impact Report shows that the structure has helped the beach withstand storms while also allowing for natural movement of sand up and down the coast.

The Coastal Commission staff report has recommended approval of the County’s application, with conditions of regular monitoring.  Read it here.

The City supported the County’s plan to protect the park and is pleased the Coastal Commission staff agrees with the solid scientific evidence and a thorough environmental review which shows the revetments provide the best chance to protect the park and the free coastal access.

The City urges the commissioners to vote in favor of the staff report and approve this permit request.  Email your comments to the Coastal Commission today at  Show your support by attending the hearing at the County Board of Supervisors Hearing Room, 105 E. Anapamu Street, Fourth Floor, on May 13th. The hearing begins at 9 a.m. but no specific time is set for this item.