After nearly a decade, Solana Beach approves seawall fee

Solana Beach City Council unanimously approves a new public recreation fee – which is charged to the bluff-top homeowners to compensate for the amount of beach lost through the construction of seawalls.

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SOLANA BEACH — After 10 years of study and stakeholder feedback, the Solana Beach City Council unanimously approved a California Coastal Commission-sanctioned, seawall-mitigating fee at a Nov. 13 public hearing.

The resulting fee is about double what the city initially proposed.

The public recreation impact fee is intended to compensate for beach space lost due to the construction of bluff-retaining walls.

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