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Local Coastal Program

On March 11, 2020, the California Coastal Commission will hold a public hearing to 1) recognize the City's acceptance of the Commission's approval  of the LCP with modifications (resulting in a complete certified LCP for the first time) and 2) to certify the appeal jurisdiction. This is a major milestone in the City's process to obtain a certified LCP - 6 years in the making. The final CCC hearing certifying the LCP is slated for March 11, 2020.

Thank you to the City Council LCP Subcomittee comprised of Mayor Peake and Mayor Pro Tempore Huitt, California Coastal Commission both Commissioners and staff and the community and stakeholders who have remained engaged and actively, politely and intelligently participated in the LCP process.

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 2020.  Please read the Frequently Asked Questions. Staff thanks everyone for their participation to date in this significant planning effort.

On November 28, 2018, the City Council adopted the Land Use Plan and Implementation Plan which were subsequently approved by the California Coastal Commission on Friday, November 15, 2019.

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.