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Introduction to Monterey County Local Coastal Program Periodic Review

The California Coastal Commission, in cooperation with Monterey County, is conducting a periodic review of Monterey County’s Local Coastal Program (LCP) during calendar year 2002 and early 2003. The California Coastal Act provides that the Commission periodically review the implementation of local coastal programs to determine whether the LCP is effectively carrying out the goals and policies of the Coastal Act. The review is focusing on implementation of the LCP and resource changes occurring in Monterey County’s coastal zone since 1988, the year when the Coastal Commission certified the LCP and the County began issuing coastal development permits.

In order to determine which issues to review, the Commission held a public scoping process in 2002 to solicit input from a wide range of individuals and agencies. A staff report was prepared for the Coastal Commission’s March 7, 2002 meeting, where interested persons could offer suggestions for the periodic review.

Based on the input received, Commission staff selected topics for further analysis and produced the reports listed below. Recommendations for corrective actions to the County are contained in the Staff Report and Appendices A, B, and C.  Recommendations to other entities are contained in Appendix D.

The Commission held a hearing on these reports and staff conducted additional public comment sessions in Monterey County. The public was also invited to submit written comments on the staff reports over a several month period in early 2004. All of the written public comments and staff responses are reproduced in the links listed below.

As part of the periodic review, Coastal Commission staff has been monitoring and commenting on Monterey County’s 21st Century General Plan Update. For the latest on the County’s update, please see http://www.co.monterey.ca.us/planning/gpu/GPU_2007/gpu_2007.htm  .

Coastal Commission staff will utilize the periodic review when we offer further comments on the General Plan update. The Commission is transmitting a letter to the Board of Supervisors to this effect.

At this point, there is no schedule to return the periodic review to the Coastal Commission. Interested persons are welcome to request to be placed on a mailing list to be apprised of any future meetings regarding the periodic review.

PERIODIC REVIEW DOCUMENTS

Here are all the related Commission reports as of November 2004:

Staff Report on the Periodic Review of the Monterey County Local Coastal Program (dated 11/26/03; revisions to recommendations 9/04)

The first part of this report is a general summary of the periodic review. The second part of this report contains the recommendations to Monterey County.  Additional recommendations are found in some of the documents listed below as noted.

Draft Findings of the Monterey County LCP Periodic Review (dated 12/22/03):

As the title suggests, this document included the detailed findings upon which the recommendations contained in the staff report above were based. (Note these findings have not yet been updated to reflect public comments and responses to those comments.)

Cover Page, Acknowledgements and Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Land Use and Public Works Infrastructure

Chapter 3: Environmentally Sensitive Habitat Areas (ESHA)

Chapter 4: Water Quality and Marine Resources

Chapter 5: Public Access and Recreation

Chapter 6: Coastal Hazards

Chapter 7: Scenic Resources

Chapter 8: Archaeological, Cultural and Paleontological Resources

Chapter 9: Energy and Industrial Development

Chapter 10: Implementation

Appendices to the Staff Report and Draft Findings:

Appendix A: Introduction

Appendix A: Preliminary Staff Analysis of Some Periodic Review Issues and Recommendations (Appendix A is in two parts plus maps and exhibits; this is Part I dated February 12, 2003; under cover of December 2003; revisions to recommendations September 2004)

Appendix A: Preliminary Staff Analysis of Some Periodic Review Issues and Recommendations (Part II dated February 12, 2003; under cover of December 2003; revisions to recommendations September 2004)

Parts I and II include a series of recommendations to the County on the following topics:  Land Use, Environmentally Sensitive Habitats, Water Quality and Marine Resources, and Agricultural Resources, Public Access and Recreation, Coastal Hazards, Scenic Resources, and Energy and Industrial Development.

The following maps are part of Appendix A:

Appendix B: Coastal Access Points – Implementation Evaluation and Recommendations (dated December 2003; one revision to Table PA-10e dated September 2004)

Appendix C: Coastal Trails – Implementation Evaluation and Recommendations (dated December 2003)

Appendix D: Introduction (dated September 2003; revisions to recommendations September 2004)

Appendix D: Preliminary Recommendations to Other Entities

Appendix E: Cover Page (dated December 2003)

Appendix E: Comparison of Rural Fire Hazards and Management Standards in Monterey County Coastal Zone
 

Maps and Exhibits to the Staff Report and Draft Findings:

Map or Exhibit

Title

Map IN-1

Monterey County Communities and Coastal Planning Areas

Map LU-8

Groundwater Subbasins and Irrigated Agricultural Lands - North County Planning Area

Map LU-9

Cal-Am Water Company Service Area - Del Monte Forest and Carmel Planning Areas.

Map LU-10

Big Sur and Sycamore Canyon Watersheds - Big Sur Planning Area

Map LU-11

General Land Use Designations – Moss Landing Community of North County

Map LU-12a

Major Properties - Carmel Area Uplands

Map LU-12b

Development and Preservation – Carmel Area Uplands

Map LU-14

Location Map – Armstrong Ranch & Fort Ord – North Monterey County

Map SH-28a

Historic and Current Extent of Maritime Chaparral - North County Planning Area

Map SH-28b

Loss of Maritime Chaparral– North County Planning Area – Lakeview Study Area

Map SH-28c

Loss of Maritime Chaparral– North County Planning Area – Long Valley Study Area

Map SH-29a

Forest Cover Land Classification – Del Monte Forest Planning Area

Map SH-29b

Geomorphic Surfaces – Del Monte Forest Planning Area

Map SH-29c

Vacant Parcels with Monterey Pine Habitat  – Del Monte Forest Planning Area

Exhibit SH-1

Del Monte Forest “Ecological Staircase” – Del Monte Forest Planning Area

Exhibit SH-2

Aerial Photo Time Series – Macomber Estates – Del Monte Forest Planning Area

Exhibit SH-3

Aerial Photo Time Series – Cypress Point - Del Monte Forest Planning Area

Map WQ-8

Watershed Restoration Areas in Elkhorn and Moro Cojo Slough Subwatersheds – North County Planning Area

Map WQ-9

Carmel Bay Watersheds – Del Monte Forest and Carmel Planning Areas

Map PA-10a

Public Access Points – North County Planning Area

Map PA-10b

Public Access Points – Del Monte Forest Planning Area

Map PA-10c

Public Access Points – Carmel Planning Area

Map PA-10d

Public Access Points – Big Sur Coast Planning Area - North Section

Map PA-10e

Public Access Points – Big Sur Coast Planning Area - Central Section

Map PA-10f

Public Access Points – Big Sur Coast Planning Area - South Section

Map PA-11a

Monterey County Recreational Trails – North County Planning Area

Map PA-11b

Monterey County Recreational Trails – Del Monte Forest Planning Area

Map PA-11c

Monterey County Recreational Trails – Carmel Planning Area

Map CH-8a

Shoreline Land Uses and Protective Structure Permits – Del Monte Forest Planning Area

Map CH-8b

Southern Del Monte Forest Shoreline Protection Structures

Map CH-9a

Fire Hazard Levels and State Responsibility Areas – Monterey County

Map CH-9b

Fire District Jurisdictions – Monterey County

Map SR-10a

Big Sur Coast Viewshed – North Section of Big Sur Coastal Planning Area

Map SR-10b

Big Sur Coast Viewshed – Central Section of Big Sur Coastal Planning Area

Map SR-10c

Big Sur Coast Viewshed – South Section of Big Sur Coastal Planning Area

Map SR-11a

Tree Canopy - Carmel Woods, Hatton Fields, and Carmel-By-The-Sea

Map SR-11b

Tree Canopy - Carmel Point and Carmel-By-The-Sea

Response to Comments; Addendum to the Periodic Review of the Monterey County Local Coastal Program (February 26, 2004 and Addendum March 17,2004)

Further Comments and Responses to the Periodic Review of the Monterey County LCP (August 18, 2004)

Additional Letters Received by the Coastal Commission (in 2004)
 

ADDITIONAL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

Staff comments regarding Del Monte Forest Development and Forest Preservation Initiative (Measure A) and Pebble Beach Lot Program

T. Grove to William Phillips, Director Monterey County Planning and Building Inspection Department regarding Pebble Beach Lot Program (dated May 19, 1999)

T. Grove to William Phillips, Director Monterey County Planning and Building Inspection Department regarding Pebble Beach Lot Program (dated October 28, 1999)

T. Grove to Monterey County Board of Supervisors, regarding Pebble Beach Company Proposed Initiative: “Del Monte Forest Plan: Forest Preservation and Development Limitations” (dated October 23, 2000)

Attachment 1 - Del Monte Forest Plan - Existing and Proposed Zoning

Attachment 2 - Existing Conditions and Proposed Land Use Changes (table)

Attachment 3 - Staff Analysis of Proposed changes to LUP Land Use Designation and CIP Zoning Districts Described in Pebble Beach Company Proposed Initiative.

Attachment 4 - May 19, 1999 letter to Bill Phillips, Planning and Building Inspection Department (same as above)

Attachment 5 - October 28, 1999 letter to Bill Phillips, Planning and Building Inspection Department (same as above)

T. Grove to Monterey County Board of Supervisors, regarding addendum to October 23, 2000 letter (dated October 26, 2000)

T. Grove to Scott Hennessy, Planning Director, Monterey County Planning and Building Inspection Department, regarding Del Monte Forest Local Coastal Program Amendment (dated March 30, 2001)

R. Hyman to Annette Chaplin, Monterey County Land Use Programs director, regarding Local Coastal Program Amendment Submittals (November 21, 2000)

K. Cuffe to Thom McCue, Planner, Monterey County Planning and Building Inspection Department, regarding Notice of Preparation for Pebble Beach Company’s Proposed Development Proposal (dated April 3, 2002)

Diane Landry to Thom McCue Monterey County Planning and Building Inspection Department regarding Draft Environmental Impact Report titled “Pebble Beach Company’s Del Monte Forest Preservation and Development Plan” March 22, 2004

CCC Staff comments regarding Highway One Moss Landing Corridor:

T. Grove to Wendy Waldron, California Department of Transportation, District 5, regarding Highway One, Moss Landing Corridor (dated November 30, 2000)
 

OTHER LINKS RELEVANT TO PERIODIC REVIEW

Monterey County General Plan Update

Monterey County Planning and Building Inspection Department

Monterey County Local Coastal Program Documents

Coast Highway Management Plan


For comments or questions on the periodic review, please contact the following Coastal Commission staff:
 

Rick Hyman or
Kelly Cuffe
Central Coast District Office
California Coastal Commission
725 Front Street, Suite 300
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
 
Phone (831) 427-4863

Fax (831) 427-4877
Liz Fuchs
Headquarters Office
California Coastal Commission
45 Fremont Street, Suite 2000
San Francisco, CA  94105
Phone (415) 904-5287
Fax (415) 904-5400

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