What is a Local Coastal Plan?

Local Coastal Programs (LCPs) are basic planning tools used by local governments to guide development in the coastal zone. LCPs contain the rules for future development and protection of coastal resources.

The LCPs specify appropriate location, type, and scale of new or changed uses of land and water.

Each LCP includes a land use plan and measures to implement the plan (such as zoning ordinances)

After an LCP has been finally approved, the Commission’s coastal permitting authority over most new development is transferred to the local government, which applies the requirements of the LCP in reviewing proposed new developments.

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1. What is a General Plan?
2. Why is the city updating the Local Coastal Program now?
3. What is a Local Coastal Plan?
4. Timeline/Schedule
5. The predictions show that significant flodding and tidal inundation won't happen in the short term. Why does adaptation need to be established now?
6. How certain are the predictions?
7. Why is sea level rise important to Pismo Beach?
8. What is Vulnerability Assessment?
9. Who will pay for sea level rise adaptation projects?
10. How will input from the community be used in sea level rise planning locally?
11. Where can I find information about sea level rise predictions and associated coastal hazards?