Solana Beach land use plan out for public review
By Claire Harlin
The City of Solana Beach on Oct. 11 released its revised version of the Local Coastal Program Land Use Plan (LUP), and until Nov. 26 at 1 p.m. the public has a chance to read it and put their comments and concerns in writing.
The city has been working for years to draft the plan, which will serve as a blueprint for future development in Solana Beach, in a manner that will please the community as well as the California Coastal Commission.
A number of issues are at stake in the extensive document, however, seawall permits and blufftop construction regulations have been the subject of very emotional debate. Last month residents packed City Council Chambers, with property owners concerned that the state commission’s wants will result in the devaluation of their properties and environmentalists concerned that seawalls and construction on the bluffs are harming the beaches. The council voted to continue working with the commission, and once comments are submitted during this six-week review period, it will decide on a version of the document to send to the state for possible approval.
The city’s revisions and the entire LUP document are available on the city’s website at www.ci.solana-beach.ca.us (click on “announcements on the left column) or in person at 635 S. Highway 101. Hard copies can also be purchased.