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Local Coastal Program

The California Coastal Commission held its first public hearing to certify the City's Local Coastal Program on July 11, 2019 in conformance with the Coastal Act.. The Commission continued the item to be heard on an upcoming meeting in the near future with the hope that the last remaining issues can be resolved. Please check the Commission's website to see when this item is scheduled.
On November 28, 2018, the City Council adopted the Land Use Plan and Implementation Plan which are now submitted to the California Coastal Commission. Staff greatly thanks everyone for their participation to date in this complex and lengthy planning effort.
Special thanks are given to the City Council and Council Local Coastal Program Subcommittee and for their exceptional contribution to the understanding of coastal issues in the City of Pacific Grove. Thanks are given to the Planning Commission for their dedication and effort towards the completion of this project. The City also thanks Pacific Grove residents and members of citizen volunteer Commissions, Boards and Committees, and environmental, marine and wildlife and historic preservation groups for their dedication and ongoing engagement. 

Local Coastal Program Update

The City of Pacific Grove's Local Coastal Program is in the midst of an update and the City would love your participation.  The Local Coastal Program governs parks, open space and development in the City's Coastal Zone.  The City anticipates completion of the certification process in 2019.  Please read the Frequently Asked Questions. Staff thanks everyone for their participation to date in this significant planning effort.

Outreach to Date


Wednesday, October 17, 2018Pacific Grove Council ChamberCity Council Meeting

February 10th, 2016 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. Pacific Grove Community Center - Community Workshop on the Draft Implementation Plan and Implementing Ordinances

Community Workshop #3 - Presentation
Community Workshop February 10th, 2016
Workshop Summary

Monday, October 19, 2015 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. Pacific Grove Community Center - Commercial Uses, Scenic Views, Coastal Park Planning, Trails & Resource Management. Workshop materials: 

Draft Land Use Plan Policies
Outreach and Meetings To Date
Workshop Summary

Friday, November 20, 2015 9:00-11:30 a.m. Asilomar Conference Center - Climate Change, Sea Level Rise, Adaptation Strategies.

Draft Land Use Plan Sea Level Rise Policies
Areas of Potential Sea Level Rise Hazard
Workshop Summary

Portions of the Draft Plan were discussed by the following Boards, Commissions and Committees in July:

Architectural Review Board – July 14 @ 4pm in Council Chambers
Planning Commission – July 16 @ 6pm at Hopkins Marine Station library
Beautification and Natural Resources Committee – July 21 @ 4pm in Council Chambers
Historic Resources Committee – July 22 @ 3pm in Council Chambers

Your attendance and comments at meetings is welcome and appreciated.   

Community Meetings

Community Meeting
Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Pacific Grove Youth Center

July 7, 2016 Morning Coffee Community Meeting

August 20, 2015 9:30-10:30am.  Archaeology Talk at Lovers Point Park.  Meet at the Butterfly Statue and join State Parks staff, a local archaeologist and City staff for an educational Archaeology Talk and learn about local archaeology and the City's coast.

June 13, 2015 9:30-10:30am. Community walk in the Asilomar State Parks Sand Dunes. Meet in Hearst Social Hall and join State Parks staff and City staff for an informative Dunes Walk about this unique environmentally sensitive habitat area.

April 16, 2015 at 9am. Meet in the Tournament Room at Point Pinos Grill and join staff and the Planning Commission for a coastal walk.

October 9, 2014, at 6pm in the Council Chambers at City Hall. 

Minutes  |  Presentation

Survey Results

Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete the City's Local Coastal Program Update online survey.  The survey ran from the end of November 2014 to to the end of January 2015.  The City appreciates your participation and interest!

Planning Commission meetings in 2015 and 2016

Beginning in January 2015 the Planning Commission discussed various coastal zone Land Use Plan policies at each meeting.  Please check the agendas, attend the meetings, or send in comments.

PowerPoint Presentation - December 7, 2017

Study Sessions

A joint City Council and Planning Commission Study Session occurred Wednesday, December 10, 2014.  The Agenda,  minutes, and video are on the City Council page.