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Experience the California Coast, with four regional volumes, is the authoritative resource for exploring California's magnificent coastline.
You can borrow a beach wheelchair for free at dozens of California beaches!
Find out where.
Celebrating 40 Years of Coastal Protection
Winner of the American Planning Association, California Chapter, Award of Excellence (video)
New and Notable:
Press Release: California Coastal Commission and Sean Parker Reach Agreement Resulting in Expanded Coastal Conservation and Public Access Programs (June 14, 2013)
The California Coastal Commission unanimously approved a final settlement agreement to resolve a series of Coastal Act violations at the Ventana Campground in Big Sur, stemming in part from the June 1 wedding of Sean Parker and Alexandra Lenas. See Commission Consent Cease and Desist and Consent Restoration Order No. CCC-13-CD-06 (Parker and Neraida, LLC. Big Sur, Monterey Co.)
Press Release: Ackerberg Settlement to Open Carbon Beach Public Accessway (March 15, 2013)
The California Coastal Commission reached a settlement with Lisette Ackerberg to open up a public accessway to Carbon Beach, resolving a long-standing violation, including removing unpermitted development, opening up the accessway, and payment of over $1.1 million in mitigation, penalties and attorneys fees. For more information, see Commission Cease and Desist Order Amendment No. CCC-09-CD-01-A (Ackerberg – Malibu, Los Angeles Co.)
Press Release: November 7, 2012: California Coastal Commission's 40th AnniversaryCalifornia Voters Passed Proposition 20 (November 2, 2012)
40th Anniversary Press Kit
See presentations of accomplishments up and down the coast.
Commission Approves Major Redevelopment of Chula Vista Bayfront
With broad support from the community, the Coastal Commission unanimously approved the Chula Vista Bayfront Master Plan at its August 2012 meeting. See more about this and other recent Commission accomplishments.
Join us in helping to clean up tsunami debris!
During 2013, the Coastal Commission is mobilizing people all along the California coast
to clean up debris that was washed away from Japan during the March 2011 tsunami.
"Californians Cleaning the Coast" by Leo Yang, 9th grade, Arcadia
Honorable Mention in the 2013 Coastal Art & Poetry Contest
to the Commission
See briefings such as the Federal Consistency Program Briefing from February 9, as well as previous ones on open meetings, vertical accessways, wetlands, and the Coastal Act.
Did you know that the California Coastal Commission offers a
on permit application fees for green building projects?
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