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Coastal Plan Invites Public Input

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.

How to Get Involved

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

Public Workshops Dates and Locations

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.

TSR/Gualala

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
TSR Del Mar Center
39175 State Hwy 1

TSR/Santa Rosa

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
6:00 – 8:00 p.m
PRMD Hearing Room
2550 Ventura Avenue

Monte Rio

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
6:00 – 8:00 p.m
Monte Rio Community Center
20488 State Hwy 116

Bodega Bay

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

What Happens Next?

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.

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