Goleta Beach Park
The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors sent a Coastal Development Permit (CDP) application to the California Coastal Commission supporting the No Project alternative for Goleta Beach. On May 13, 2015, the Coastal Commission Approved the Permit to Keep Rock Revetment at Goleta Beach Park.
TALKING POINTS ON GOLETA BEACH:
- The public has studied for 10 years the best solution to erosion problems that wash away Goleta Beach Park
- The County’s Environmental Impact Report showed with sound science that the buried rock revetment currently in place is the best defense against winter storm erosion
- The revetment at Goleta Beach is not a rock wall – this last line of defense comes in contact with wave action only once or twice per year during storms and allows for natural movement of sand up and down the coast year-round.
- Other experimental proposals such as managed retreat and digging up utility lines were proved to be risky, expensive and unnecessary
- Currently, there is widespread consensus that maintaining and monitoring the buried rock revetment is the best long term solution
- Goleta Beach serves 1.5 Million visitors per year and provides coastal access to families and children with free parking
In the News
- Noozhawk - Tide Shifts in Favor of Goleta Beach Park
- Noozhawk - Goleta Beach Park EIR Wins Outstanding Environmental Analysis Document Award from the Association of Environmental Professionals
- Noozhawk - Board of Supervisors Backs Status Quo for Goleta Beach
- Noozhawk - City Leaders Express Skepticism Over Proposed Goleta Beach 2.0 Plan
- Noozhawk - Santa Barbara County Leaders Set to Decide Future of Goleta Beach
- KEYT - Goleta Beach Plan Heads to County Leaders