The California Coastal Commission plans to release a draft report in June regarding the Marina del Rey Local Coastal Plan (LCP).

The state Coastal Act requires the coastal commission to periodically review LCPs that have already been approved by the commission.

The coastal commission approved the existing Marina del Rey LCP in 1995. The commission is expected to follow its staff’s recommendations that the commission focus on specific priorities suggested by the public in hearings and by written comment.

During a coastal commission meeting in Newport Beach Wednesday, March 16th, the coastal commission approved its priorities for a review of the Marina LCP.

Priority issues are:

– recreational boating (including issues related to affordable boating opportunities);

– water quality;

– new development (including issues related to the mix of uses and intensification);

– recreation and visitor facilities; and

– shoreline access (including public views).

Marina director Stan Wisniewski said that after the coastal commission releases its Marina LCP draft report in June, a second public meeting concerning the commission review would be held in the fall.

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