Building a Better Marina del Rey

The California Coastal Commission approved the Major Amendment to the Marina del Rey certified Local Coastal Plan (LCP), with modifications recommended by the Commission’s staff. The LCP major amendment is in response to the Coastal Commission’s request for a comprehensive look at individual projects requiring LCP amendments. It simplifies the current 14 existing development zones into three, and lays out a plan to improve recreation, boating, traffic congestion, infrastructure and parks.

Following three years of community and stakeholder input, I am thrilled to be moving forward in our plans to update this extraordinary destination for residents, boaters, visitors to Los Angeles County and all those who call it home. Marina del Rey is a unique place with incredible potential. With the Commission’s approval, we now have the opportunity to revitalize an area that hasn’t seen change in over 40 years. I appreciate all the valuable feedback we received in 79 public meetings, Board hearings and community working groups. We made significant changes based on this input which I know will set us on a course to a better integrated urban waterfront with improved access to the water and greater services and amenities for all our residents and visitors.

The Major Amendment will now come before the Board of Supervisors for ratification to consider the changes approved by the Commission.

Click here to read my comments to the Coastal Commission and watch video of the meeting.