The majority of the City is located within the coastal zone. As such, the General Plan and Local Coastal Program are essentially one and the same. Pismo Beach’s current GP/LCP was last updated in 1993 and the Coastal Implementation Plan (IP / Zoning Ordinance) was last updated in 1983. Although there have been minor amendments to each document in the interim, the age of each and inconsistencies between the two often create issues. Additionally, neither document adequately addresses new information and changed conditions. Additionally, the City also has a separate zoning ordinance for land outside the coastal zone. An important goal to updating the LCP is to obtain one certified zoning ordinance / implementation plan.
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