Carlsbad CA— The City of Carlsbad will host a community meeting to discuss how Carlsbad will adapt to a rising sea level. The meeting will take place Wednesday, Oct. 12, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the City of Carlsbad Faraday Center, 1635 Faraday Ave.
At a Glance
- Coastal cities in California are required to show how they will handle rising sea levels in the future.
- The rising sea level directly affects people who live and own property in areas along the coast and near lagoons.
- The rising sea level affects the entire community because beaches, roads, trails, campgrounds, and natural areas near the coast and lagoons may be negatively affected by future flooding and storms.
“The City of Carlsbad is continuing work on a plan to address sea level rise, and we appreciate the input we’ve already received from community members,” said Jennifer Jesser, a city planner who is overseeing the sea level rise study. “Now we’d like to discuss ideas about how the community can adapt to future sea level rise.”
Topics will include:
- What areas of Carlsbad will be affected by rising sea levels and when?
- What options are available to help homeowners and the city plan and prepare for sea level rise?
The evening will feature two speakers:
- Richard Beck is a professional wetland scientist and recently served as president of the Society of Wetland Scientists, Western Chapter.
- David Revell is a coastal geomorphologist, or scientist who studies how land changes, with nearly 20 years of experience studying the coast and estuaries, and is an advisor to coastal cities on how to adapt to sea level rise.
All cities in California are required to address sea level rise when they update their Local Coastal Programs. The Local Coastal Program ensures that development within the city’s coastal zone protects and enhances coastal resources and is consistent with the California Coastal Act. Beck and Revell are part of the team assisting the City of Carlsbad with its sea level rise study and update of its Local Coastal Program.
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