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Sonoma County Coastal Plan UPDATE Public Workshops


Sonoma County Coastal Plan UPDATE Public Workshops

The Sonoma County Permit & Resource Management Department (PRMD) will be releasing the Preliminary Draft of the Sonoma County Local Coastal Plan (LCP) Update (PRMD File PLP13-0014), and invites you to attend upcoming public workshops at The Sea Ranch/Gualala, Santa Rosa, Monte Rio, and Bodega Bay so that we may obtain your comments on the document.  The Local Coastal Plan Update includes updated maps and focused policy in the areas of public access, water resources, geologic hazards, biological resources, and sea level rise.


We encourage you to attend one or more of the public workshops to learn more about the Local Coastal Plan Update, and to let us know the coastal issues important to your community and how the updated Plan addresses these issues.  Here’s how you can review the Preliminary Draft LCP:

  Attend a public workshop

  Visit PRMD’s webpage to review the electronic file

  Review the Preliminary Draft LCP at the PRMD office

  Review the Preliminary Draft LCP at any of 8 libraries/post offices listed on the PRMD webpage

  Purchase a $6.00 CD from PRMD 


Sonoma County PRMD staff will host public workshops to seek comments on the Public Review Draft of the Local Coastal Plan Update.  These workshops will be held at The Sea Ranch/Gualala, Santa Rosa, Monte Rio, and Bodega Bay.  All of the workshops will be the same, so come to the one most convenient for you.

July 7, 2015 (Tue) @ 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. TSR Del Mar Center, 39175 State Hwy 1 TSR/Gualala,  

July 14, 2015 (Tue) @ 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. PRMD Hearing Room, 2550 Ventura Avenue,  Santa Rosa               

July 15, 2015 (Wed)  6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  MR Community Center,  20488 State Hwy 116          

July 22, 2015  (Wed) 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., BB Fire Station, 510 State Hwy 1, Bodega Bay


After the public workshops, a Public Review Draft of the Local Coastal Plan Update will be prepared addressing the comments received from agencies, organizations, and the public.  The Sonoma County Planning Commission will hold public hearings on the Draft Local Coastal Plan Update.  After the Planning Commission makes its recommendations, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors will hold public hearings.  After adoption of the Local Coastal Plan Update by the Board of Supervisors, the California Coastal Commission will hold public hearings and must certify the new Local Coastal Plan before it becomes effective.

Thank you for your involvement.  If you would like more information or are unable to attend the workshops, you can provide input by contacting Lisa Posternak by e-mail:; phone: 707-565-7383; or at the Sonoma County Permit and Resource Management Department, 2550 Ventura Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95403.



The County of Sonoma does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admissions or access to, or treatment of or employment in, its programs or activities.  Disability-related aids or services, including printed information in alternate formats, to enable persons with disabilities to participate in public meetings and programs are available by contacting Sandi Potter at 707-565-8351 one week prior to the meeting/program.


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