The City of Carpinteria has embarked on a journey to update the General Plan/Coastal Land Use Plan. This entails targeted updates to the existing 2003 combined General Plan document. Specifically, to land uses in key areas including the Downtown, the Carpinteria Bluffs and the research industrial park. There will be two brand new elements of the General Plan: 1) the Climate Change and Resiliency Element, which will be based on the forthcoming Carpinteria Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Plan, and 2) the Healthy Community Element, a multi-disciplinary element that focuses on health in every policy.
The City of Carpinteria General Plan/Coastal Land Use Plan is the primary planning document for the City and realizes the City’s vision of high quality of life, small beach town character, and natural resource preservation through the identification of issue areas, development of objectives, and policy implementation.
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Sea Level Rise
The Final Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Project summarizes future impacts from sea level rise and outlines adaptation strategies and next steps for the City to take to address potential vulnerabilities. This Report will inform policy updates in the General Plan/Coastal Land Use Plan Update. The Report, and interim guidance for development projects, are available to read in the links below.
Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment & Adaptation Project
- Cover, Table of Contents, Definitions
- Executive Summary
- Chapter 1. Sector Profiles
- Chapter 2. Background
- Chapter 3. Existing Conditions and Physical Setting
- Chapter 4. Climate and Sea Level Rise
- Chapter 5. Vulnerability Methodology
- Chapter 6. Sector Results
- Chapter 7. Adaptation Overview
- Chapter 8. Adaptation & Resiliency Building Strategies
- Chapter 9. List of Preparers
- Chapter 10. References
- Appendix A
- Appendix B
- Appendix C
How to Get Involved
Your participation ensures your values are reflected in the updated General Plan/Coastal Land Use Plan. There are many ways to get involved. Your participation ensures your values are reflected in the updated General Plan/Coastal Land Use Plan. You can provide comments at public meetings and on work drafts described on this webpage.