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The Beach Erosion Authority for Clean Oceans and Nourishment (BEACON) is a California Joint Powers agency established in 1992 to address coastal erosion, beach nourishment and clean oceans within the Central California Coast from Point Conception to Point Mugu. The member agencies of BEACON include the Counties of Santa Barbara and Ventura as well as the coastal cities of Santa Barbara, Goleta, Carpinteria, Ventura, Oxnard and Port Hueneme. The BEACON Board is made up of two Supervisors from each county and one counsel person fro each coastal city for a total of 10. The Board meets every two months at the City of Carpinteria City Council Chambers located at 5775 Carpinteria Avenue.

BEACON is involved in an array of coastal studies and projects within its jurisdiction and works in close coordination with the parks, planning and public works departments of BEACONís member agencies.

BEACON is staffed by a combination of specialist consultants and participation from member agency staff. Funding for BEACON comes through annual agency membership dues and grant funding from State and Federal Agencies. Specific costal studies and project development activities are contracted out by BEACON to other agencies or consultants. A full organization chart for BEACON can be seen under BEACON Organization.

BEACON Board Meeting, Friday, September 23, 2011
Santa Barbara Board of Supervisors Hearing Room
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BEACON Board Members Gerald Comati BEACON Program Manager Public comments on proposed Plastic Bag Ban Resolution BEACON Board receive report on Goleta 2.0 from Brian Roney
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March 11, 2011 photos showing muddy water
actually flowing out of Ventura Harbor during Tsunami Advisory Event
Photos taken by Sheriff's Air Unit


WRDA 2013 - California RSM Federal Authority:
California RSM Federal Authority Contacts
California RSM Federal Authority Summary
WRDA Language for California Coastal Program

Single Use Carryout Bag Ordiance FINAL EIR (May 2013)

Draft EIR - Single Use Carryout Bag Ordinance (16.62 MB)
Notice of Availability

CRSMP Final Focused Programmatic EIR (March 2011)
CRSMP Draft Focused Programmatic EIR (October 2010)
Appendix A
Appendix B and C

 CRSMP Final Report (2009)

Surfers Point Managed Retreat Project Video


BEACON Board Meeting

The next Meeting
has been scheduled
for Friday,
May 16, 2014

City of Carptineria
5775 Carpinteria Avenue
Council Chambers


BEACON Agendas and Minutes 


2014 BEACON Board Meeting Schedule
March 21
May 16
July 18
September 19
November 14



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