FEELING THE BERM? 2.0
A severe El Nino is predicted for this year.
The communities of people who live, work, and play in lower Playa del Rey are very concerned about the lack of protection we are suddenly confronted with.
On September 9, 2015, the California Coastal Commission approved Beaches and Harbor application to build a 300’ berm in front of the lifeguard station here at Culver Boulevard in Playa del Rey in preparation for winter flooding. With the exception of this last winter, a full berm extending from Culver Blvd. to the Westport Beach Club condos has been built for 20 years.
Therefore, we are requesting an immaterial amendment to permit #5-14-1345 in order to quickly address the danger this permit presents to our vulnerable community. As currently approved, this project may increase the risk of flooding the neighborhood, the bike path, limit access to the public and threaten life and safety. The County/ City should do all it can to avoid the potential liability that further inaction might cause.
We are enclosing supporting materials. Our community is united in this request. We ask that the County act responsibly and quickly to remedy the lack of protection caused by its refusal to build the berm.
By signing below, I support the above written statement.