The City of Coronado is altering Coronado Island's beach by creating new sand dunes with seaweed and fire ring spoils. They are reducing the size of the flat area of the beach that would otherwise be used by beach patrons to lay or play on.
"Section 86.70.052 of the Coronado Municipal Code (CMC) identifies projects that are exempt from a coastal permit. Subsection C states that “Repair or maintenance activities that do not result in an addition to, or enlargement or expansion of, the objects of such repair or maintenance activities”
We believe this work would not be exempt from a Coastal Permit. The work is not entirely maintenance, does involve an expansion or enlargement of the existing sand dunes and creation of entirely new sand dunes, and does not involve sanitization of the areas, and does create a substantial adverse environmental impact on the beach.