A public workshop seeking public input to help identify priority issues regarding implementation of the Marina del Rey Local Coastal Program (LCP) is scheduled between 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 19th, in the Burton Chace Park Community Building, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey.

The California Coastal Commission and Los Angeles County are reviewing implementation of local coastal programs to determine whether the programs are effectively carrying out goals and policies of the California Coastal Act.

The review will focus on implementation of the local coastal program and resource changes occurring in the coastal zone since the Marina LCP was last updated in 1995.

Public input gained through the meeting will be considered in the review and development of the final report and staff recommendations to the California Coastal Commission, commission staff says.

The public is invited to comment on priorities and issues related to how effectively Los Angeles County has carried out LCP policies that require:

– maximizing public access and visitor-serving recreation;

– supporting regional boating and commercial fishing;

– maintaining and enhancing coastal water quality and marine resources;

– diking, dredging and shoreline activities;

– protecting environmentally sensitive habitat areas;

– protecting cultural resources;

– planning for new development;

– protecting scenic and visual resources;

– avoiding coastal and shoreline hazards;

– assuring adequate public services (transportation, water, sewer); and

– enhancing local coastal program procedures and public participation opportunities.

Written comments will be accepted until Monday, January 24th, by Pam Emerson, South Coast District Office, P.O. Box 1850, 200 Ocean Gate Blvd., Tenth Floor, Long Beach, 90802-4325.

Information, Pam Emerson (562) 590-5071, or


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