It looks like the proposed harbor dredging and filling in of Perched Beach is on hold for now. At today’s hearing in Santa Barbara the staff of the California Coastal Commission withdrew their previous support for a permit waiver which would have allowed the project to proceed.
The staff will re-evaluate the situation and bring the issue back up in a future meeting, date uncertain.
The project had been opposed by a variety of citizens and citizen groups including members of the MidCoast Community Council, Surfriders, the Committee for Green Foothills, and the Sierra Club. Neil Merrilees posted his letter in opposition earlier to Montara Fog’s new discussion Forum.