Local Coastal Program

Local Coastal Programs (LCPs) are basic planning tools used by local governments to guide development in the coastal zone, in partnership with the Coastal Commission. LCPs contain the ground rules for future development and protection of coastal resources in the 75 coastal cities and counties. The LCPs specify appropriate location, type, and scale of new or changed uses of land and water. Each LCP includes a land use plan and measures to implement the plan (such as zoning ordinances).

During 1998, the County of Marin began preparing a revised LCP in conjunction with the update of the Countywide General Plan. The Local Coastal Program (LCP) is being updated and will help to further implement the Countywide Plan and the California Coastal Act.

MCL supports the three-part mandate of the Coastal Act that calls for protection of sensitive coastal resources, protection of agricultural productivity, and enhancement of public access to the coast. With the understanding that a healthy ecosystem, including diverse habitats and clean water quality in Tomales Bay and coastal streams is fundamental to sustainable and productive agriculture, MCL will continue to advocate for strong natural resource protections.

2018 Documents and Correspondence     

October 10, 2018 - Local Coastal Program Amendment

April 6, 2018 - Letter to Marin County Board of Supervisors, Revisions recommendation: Hearing 4/24/18

2015 Documents and Correspondence

October 26, 2015 - Agricultural Provisions in Revised Marin County Updated LCP
March 23, 2015 - Suggested Revisions to Coastal Commission Staff Draft Edits of Marin’s Proposed LCP Update

2014 Documents and Correspondence

May 12, 2014 - Letter on the LCP Updates to the California Coastal Commission

2013 Documents and Correspondence

July 25, 2013 - Letter in support of Marin County LCP Grant Proposal on Sea Level Rise

February 26, 2013 - Community Marin letter to the Board of Supervisors regardingCarryover issues for the Agricultural and Biological Resources sections of the LCPA.

2012 Documents and Correspondence

November 13, 2012 - Community Marin letter to the Board of Supervisors regarding the Agricultural and Biological Resources sections of the LCPA.

March 27, 2012 - Community Marin letter to the Board of Supervisors regarding the Biological Resources section of the LCPA

2011 Documents and Correspondence

October 10, 2011 - MCL letter to BOS recommending extension of LCP completion timeframe

2010 Documents and Correspondence

June 28, 2010 - MCL letter to Planning Commission commenting on Biological Resources section of LCP update

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