Project Title: Santa Barbara County Coastal Resiliency Project
Case Number:  (none)
Project Location: Countywide
Assigned Staff and Division:

Selena Evilsizor, Long Range Planning Division

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The County Board of Supervisors adopted the Coastal Resiliency Project Local Coastal Program Amendment (LCPA) on December 11, 2018. The County subsequently submitted the LCPA to the California Coastal Commission (Coastal Commission) for certification. In 2019, 2020, and 2021, the County consulted with Coastal Commission staff on the LCPA certification submittal. County staff participated in several rounds of negotiation with Coastal Commission staff on Coastal Commission staff's suggested modifications to the LCPA. Coastal Commission staff ultimately brought the LCPA to the Coastal Commission for certification with numerous suggested modifications on September 8, 2021. The County ultimately withdrew the LCPA on September 3, 2021. The County may revisit the LCPA in Fiscal Year 2022-2023 (July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023). The LCPA is not currently certified for use within the County's Coastal Zone; therefore, the existing policies and development standards apply.


The County of Santa Barbara's Coastal Resiliency Project was a grant-funded effort to evaluate the impacts of sea level rise and related coastal hazards along the County's entire 110-mile long coastline. The Coastal Resiliency Project resulted in a Sea Level Rise and Coastal Hazards Vulnerability Assessment, online vulnerability mapping portal, and proposed amendments to the County's Coastal Land Use Plan and Coastal Zoning Ordinance (Local Coastal Program). 


California Coastal Commission

September 8, 2021

December 11, 2018

Board of Supervisors

December 11, 2018 

November 6, 2018

County Planning Commission

August 29, 2018

August 1, 2018

Montecito Planning Commission

July 18, 2018

May 16, 2018 

Board of Supervisors

March 13, 2018

Montecito Planning Commission

February 21, 2018

County Planning Commission

December 20, 2017


Sea Level Rise and Coastal Hazards Vulnerability Assessment

Technical Report for the Vulnerability Assessment

Additional Information

Coastal Resilience Mapping Portal

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