Why is the city updating the Local Coastal Program now?

The 1992 LCP Land Use Plan no longer reflects the physical and policy environment of 2018 Pismo Beach.

The new LCP will contain one comprehensive zoning ordinance that will be consistent with the General Plan, be more user friendly, and in some cases will transfer the permitting authority from the Coastal Commission to the City. 

Incorporate recently adopted elements (Circulation Element) and elements currently in process (Housing Element). Will also include latest studies such as Sea Level Rise and Lower Cost Visitor Serving Accommodations and Policies regarding Environmental Justice.

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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?