Shore up SoCal coastal bluffs to make local beaches safe again for all

by supporting
       SB1090 legislation

we put our beach safety

back in the hands of
            the community

DONORS
Charles McDermott
Diane B Korsh
John Patrick Davis
Maureen Gurley
Camila Cole
Heidi Bisconti
Aaron Beanan
Kevin McCauley
Jan West
Dan Duty
Andrea Whitton
Barbara Franco
Brian Goad
Michele Ortner
Jenny Wolfe
Donna Orr
Mike Lewis
Debbie Foley
Linda Murdock
Theresa Burk
Nadine Azzam
Mary Dahmer
Terry Duffield
Marcy A Pohl
Elizabeth I Bauer
Linda Grensted

SoCal Bluff Alliance Mission:

To shore up Southern California’s coastal bluffs and make our local beaches safe and accessible for all! The California Coastal Commission is failing us. How many more lives must be lost before we stand up as a community? Together we can make a difference. JOIN US and help get SB 1090 Legislation passed by the State of California.

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   THE TRUTH ABOUT SB 1090 –  READ HERE   



SAN DIEGO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS SUPPORTS SB 1090 IN 4-1 VOTE!
 READ HERE   



Surfrider Comments on Encinitas/Solana Beach Draft EIR-EIS
READ HERE   



Encinitas & Solana Beach Coastal Storm Damage Reduction Project
READ HERE   



Charlie McDermott’s Response to Surfrider
READ HERE  

SB 1090: Protecting the public in coastal hazard zones

Coastal erosion has wreaked havoc on communities along Southern California’s coastline as increasing amounts of coastal bluffs are collapsing onto our beaches. The current CA coastal management strategy does not prioritize erosion mitigation, instead it actually enables bluff slides, failures, erosion, and collapses that will continue to kill people on our beaches and prohibit public access. Millions of people visit the beaches in this region each year but are forced to sit at the base of dangerous bluffs due to the lack of sand replenishment and minimal beach area during mid to high tides.

This issue has risen to a critical level in the Counties of Orange and San Diego. In August of 2019 at Grandview Beach in Encinitas, California, an oceanfront bluff suddenly collapsed and killed three members of the Davis family who had gathered to celebrate one of the victim’s victory over breast cancer. This local tragedy followed similar preventable bluff collapse fatalities in 1995, 2000, 2002, and 2008.

SB 1090 Legislation requires the Coastal Commission to grant permits to cities, counties, state agencies, and existing oceanfront homeowners in San Diego and Orange Counties enabling the installation of drainage systems, erosion resistant landscaping, retaining walls, notch infills and/or seawalls in coastal hazard zones to mitigate coastal erosion and prevent future fatalities on public beaches.

SUPPORTING SB 1090 WILL SAVE LIVES!

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THE JOURNEY

Dr. Davis and I grew up surfing in CA and greatly appreciate the natural beauty of the coast and we respect the intent of the California Coastal Act of 1976. Thus SB 1090 is limited to southern CA hazard zones and it is specifically NOT applicable to enable new development. SB1090 allows the responsible party for any coastal parcel (public or private) to remove hazardous vegetation, install/repair drainage, install/repair retaining walls, notch infills and seawalls through a clear permitting process with sand mitigation fees and the use of only CA CC compliant species, materials, and engineering. SB-1090 will make our beaches safer for everyone, will not utilize any taxpayer funds, and requires a $25,000 per permit sand replenishment tax.

Help Prevent Future Tragedies

Read Dr. Davis’ Testimonial