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L -12 <br />OCEANFRONT ENCROACHMENT POLICY <br />The City Council has approved Amendment No. 23 to the Land Use Plan of the Local <br />Coastal Program, which established specific restrictions and conditions on the <br />installation of private improvements in the public right of way along the oceanfront <br />from the Santa Ana River Channel to Channel Road. Existing encroachments are <br />located on a very small portion of the sandy beach and do not impact any of the 89 <br />street ends and other public facilities which provide beach access through oceanfront <br />residential communities. However, encroachments could impact access to, and public <br />use of, the beach in the absence of an equitable and enforceable City policy limiting the <br />extent, size and nature of the encroachments. This policy is intended to implement <br />Amendment No. 23 by establishing a procedure for approval of permitted <br />encroachments, removal of prohibited encroachments, limiting the extent of <br />encroachments, and clarification of improvements permitted within each encroachment <br />zone. <br />A. Definitions. <br />1. For the purpose of this Section, the following words and phrases shall be <br />defined as specified below: <br />a. Existing encroachment shall mean any encroachment or <br />improvement installed or constructed before May 31, 1992. <br />b. New encroachment shall mean any encroachment or improvement <br />installed or constructed after May 31, 1992. <br />C. Improvements or Encroachments shall mean any object or thing: <br />i. within or oceanward of any encroachment zone described in <br />this policy; <br />ii. within or oceanward of the north edge of the Oceanfront <br />Boardwalk, between 36th Street and A Street; or <br />iii. oceanward of any residential parcel from a point 250 feet <br />southeast of E Street to Channel Road. <br />1