The California Coastal Act requires coastal communities to prepare a Local Coastal Program (LCP), which must address potential hazards associated with coastal areas and establish policies and implementation measures to avoid and/or reduce coastal hazards. Sea level rise is scientifically linked to climate change. Because the State of California has made it a priority to prepare for climate change, the Pismo Beach LCP must include a section on coastal hazards related to sea level rise along with policies and implementation measures to avoid and/or reduce risks. Sea level rise and climate change present challenges of a new magnitude. Sea level rise has the potential to significantly threaten many coastal resources, including shoreline development, coastal beach access and recreation, natural habitats, cultural and scenic resources, all of which are subject to specific protections and regulations in the California Coastal Act. Sea level rise in Pismo Beach also has the potential to threaten critical infrastructure, transportation systems, and public facilities, which could affect safety, health, economic, and environmental sustainability.