SECTION 30100-30122

30103.  (a) "Coastal zone" means that land and water area of the
State of California from the Oregon border to the border of the
Republic of Mexico, specified on the maps identified and set forth in
Section 17 of that chapter of the Statutes of the 1975-76 Regular
Session enacting this division, extending seaward to the state's
outer limit of jurisdiction, including all offshore islands, and
extending inland generally 1,000 yards from the mean high tide line
of the sea.  In significant coastal estuarine, habitat, and
recreational areas it extends inland to the first major ridgeline
paralleling the sea or five miles from the mean high tide line of the
sea, whichever is less, and in developed urban areas the zone
generally extends inland less than 1,000 yards.  The coastal zone
does not include the area of jurisdiction of the San Francisco Bay
Conservation and Development Commission, established pursuant to
Title 7.2 (commencing with Section 66600) of the Government Code, nor
any area contiguous thereto, including any river, stream, tributary,
creek, or flood control or drainage channel flowing into such area.

(b) The commission shall, within 60 days after its first meeting, prepare and adopt a detailed map, on a scale of one inch equals 24,000 inches for the coastal zone and shall file a copy of the map with the county clerk of each coastal county. The purpose of this provision is to provide greater detail than is provided by the maps identified in Section 17 of that chapter of the Statutes of the 1975-76 Regular Session enacting this division. The commission may adjust the inland boundary of the coastal zone the minimum landward distance necessary up to a maximum of 100 yards except as otherwise provided in this subdivision, or the minimum distance seaward necessary up to a maximum of 200 yards, to avoid bisecting any single lot or parcel or to conform it to readily identifiable natural or manmade features. Where a landward adjustment is requested by the local government and agreed to by the property owner, the maximum distance shall be 200 yards.


Last update: February 28, 1996