Two disappointing decisions by the California Coastal Commission this past week.
Despite the strong case made by the public that CalTrans should plan for sea level rise in their extremely expensive 101 Corridor project advocates were unsuccessful. Despite the acknowledgement that this is the most vulnerable section of coast line to sea level rise in California, the project will still begin construction without any planning for that. The only concession was that CalTrans would begin to look at planning in five years, vs the original ten years. View the story here on Lost Coast Outpost.
Their second and even more disappointing decision was to find that the Trinidad Rancheria hotel debacle is consistent with the Coastal Act. Despite seeing with their own eyes the horrific artist rendition of what this eye sore will look like on the bluffs of Trinidad in one of the most convoluted, confusing meetings locals have witnessed in some time, they still approved it. Click on links below for more coverage: