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Fencing With the CCC
Don Mosier | Rimini Road

The California Coastal Commission (CCC) sent a strongly worded letter to the North Coast Transportation District (NCTD) on October 15th objecting to the unilateral decision by NCTD to end its cooperation with the CCC on transportation projects in the San Diego region (the text of the letter is available on the Sandpiper website).

The letter notes that the CCC has cooperated with NCTD and the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) on at least 28 railroad projects in the past, and CCC believes that those projects were made better by their environmental review. In no case has CCC objected to any consistency certifications, in particular, there has been concurrence with all four projects involving stabilization of the Del Mar Bluffs.

The issue of the proposed fence in Del Mar was directly addressed in the letter. To quote, “It came as a complete surprise to learn of NCTD’s proposal to unilaterally proceed with a project to fence the Del Mar bluffs without any state or local review.” “Setting aside any legal issues raised here, we believe that this is simply bad public policy and hope that the NCTD board will reconsider its position.”

 

Letter from the CCC to the NCTD 10/15/2020


 

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