WOOLSEY FIRE REBUILD OPTION 4 UPDATE
The City’s Planning Department Director gave an update to the Malibu City Council during the July 11, 2022 Council meeting on the issues surrounding California Coastal Commission (CCC) concerns with the City’s Woolsey Fire Rebuild Option 4. The City has been working with CCC on clarification of the relevant policies and processes. Watch video of the update (starts at 6:20:10). The City Council voted to move forward with “Alternative C” in the staff report (pg. 7) and continue accepting permit applications under Option 4 until the deadline to apply for Woolsey Fire Fee Waivers, and to schedule a meeting with CCC Executive Director Jack Ainsworth to further discuss Option 4.
The CCC had notified the City in June that it considered the City’s Rebuild Option 4 to be inconsistent with the City’s Local Coastal Program (LCP). The City wishes to assure those who are going through a fire rebuild that this latest development will not diminish the City’s commitment to the Woolsey Fire rebuild efforts. The City is doing everything possible to help those whose homes were damaged or destroyed in the fire to rebuild, recover and get back in their homes. Anyone working on a rebuild project with questions or concerns is encouraged to contact the Rebuild Team for one-on-one assistance at 310-456-2489, ext. 385 or Ashah@malibucity.org.