On Thursday in Santa Cruz, the California Coastal Commission approved a 4.5 million dollar project, proposed by the Santa Cruz County Public Works, parks division. It’s designed to protect the bluff along East Cliff Drive, between 5th and 7th Avenue in the Live Oak area of Santa Cruz.
It includes striped parking spaces, bike and pedestrian lanes, a widened turnabout at the entrance to the Santa Cruz Small Craft Harbor, new benches, a handicapped-accessible ramp to the beach and the reclamation of some public property encroached upon over the years by area homeowners.
The newspaper also quoted Supervisor Neal Coonerty as saying, “This has been a long haul. It’s been over two decades that this project’s been alive in one shape or another”.
See the report: California Coastal Commission Report
Santa Cruz Sentinel Story from Friday, August 16th, 2013.