The public has until Friday, August 30, to comment on the various ideas being considered to manage Goleta Beach for the next few decades, with plans that range from letting parts of the Santa Barbara County’s most visited park erode away in favor of a shoreline health to protecting the grass, parking lots, restrooms, picnic benches, and other amenities at all costs.
The issue has pit fans of the park-like setting, including the City of Goleta officials, against more eco-minded parties such as Surfrider and the Environmental Defense Center, which fear the eventual loss of sand due to existing, unpermitted rock revetments. The deadline for feedback on the environmental report, which was originally set for early August, was extended to August 30 due to complaints about inefficient public noticing. Submit comments by calling planner Alex Tuttle at 884-6844 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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