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Proposed Local Coastal Plan Update


The purpose of the Local Coastal Plan (LCP) Update is to produce a modern, up-to-date, and easy-to-use document with digital maps. The Update focuses on new information, changed conditions, and policies in these key areas:

  • Agricultural Resources
  • Public Access
  • Sea Level Rise
  • Biotic Resources
  • Geologic Hazards
  • Water Quality

The intent of the Local Coastal Plan Update is not to encourage new or increased development. The current Local Coastal Plan meets the goals of the California Coastal Act to preserve coastal resources, and this Update continues the existing protections. No substantial changes to land use designations or densities are proposed.

Public Process and Next Steps

Permit Sonoma staff and consultants are in the second phase of a four­-step process that offers multiple opportunities for public comment. The Preliminary Draft Local Coastal Plan (LCP) was published in June 2015, and five public workshops were held during the summer of 2015. Members of the public and interested parties will have additional opportunities to comment and provide input on the LCP Update when the revised LCP documents and maps are circulated for public review. Public hearings will be scheduled before the Planning Commission, Board of Supervisors, and California Coastal Commission. Once completed, the Draft LCP will be made available at Permit Sonoma’s website.

Upcoming Public Meetings and Documents

The Draft Local Coastal Plan is being written. Workshops to introduce the Draft and facilitate public discussion will be scheduled prior to the Planning Commission hearing.

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Preliminary Draft Local Coastal Plan

Note: The Draft Local Coastal Plan (LCP) is being written and will be posted to Permit Sonoma's web site once completed.



AppendixDescriptionFile Size
APublic Access Plan471 kB


FigureDescriptionFile Size
C-LU-1a thru 1kLand Use12.6 MB
C-AR-1a thru 1k Agricultural Resources10.6 MB
C-OSRC-1a thru 1kDesignated Scenic Resource Areas6.11 MB
C-OSRC-2a thru 2kEnvironmentally Sensitive Habitat Areas5.31 MB
C-WR-1a thru 1cWatersheds and Subwatersheds3.16 MB
C-WR-2a thru 2cGroundwater Basins2.16 MB
C-PS-1a thru 1cSeismic Geologic Hazards2.51 MB
C-PS-2a thru 2cSlope Instability Hazards3.33 MB
C-PS-3a thru 3kTsunami and Sea Level Rise Hazards6.94 MB
C-PS-4a thru 4cCoastal Exposure Threat2.05 MB
C-PS-5a thru 5cCoastal Exposure Threat1.87 MB
C-PS-6a thru 6cWildland Fire Threat1.91 MB
C-CT-1a thru 1cRoad and Bikeway Classification2.48 MB
C-PF-1a thru 1cFire Districts2.43 MB
C-PF-2a thru 2cSchool Districts2.38 MB
C-PA-1a thru 1kPublic Access5.78 MB