League of California Cities

Coastal Cities Group (CCG)

The CCG was created by the Cal Cities Board of Directors in November 2006 as a forum for cities within the coastal zone to discuss coastal issues and build a relationship with the California Coastal Commission.

To assist the Chair with fulfilling the goals of coastal cities, the Board created a leadership committee structure consisting of representatives from all over the state. Leadership Committee members, and their staff designees, help facilitate the operations of the CCG, play a key role in its activities, including building relationships with Coastal Commissioners and staff.

The CCG Leadership Committee consists of one elected official and their respective city manager, or their staff designee, from each of the six regions within the coastal zone.

If you wish to be more involved in the CCG, please subscribe to the Coastal Cities Listserv.  

Leadership Committee Members 2020

  • Chair - Mayor Ed Waage, Pismo Beach
  • Vice Chair - Mayor Pro Tempore Jill Hardy, Huntington Beach
  • North Coast - Councilmember Heidi Messner, Eureka
    • Staff Designee - Miles Slattery, Interim City Manager, Eureka
  • North Central Coast - Mayor Harvey Rarback, Half Moon Bay 
    • Staff Designee - Bob Nisbet, City Manager, Half Moon Bay
  • Central Coast - Mayor Ed Waage, Pismo Beach
    • Staff Designee - Jim Lewis, City Manager, Pismo Beach
  • South Central Coast - Mayor Pro Tempore Eric Friedman, Santa Barbara
    • Staff Designee - Renee Brooke, City Planner, Santa Barbara
  • South Coast - Mayor Pro Tempore Jill Hardy, Huntington Beach
    • Staff Designee - Jennifer Villasenor, Deputy Director of Community Development, Huntington Beach
  • San Diego - Councilmember Ed Spriggs, Imperial Beach
    • Staff Designee - Andy Hall, City Manager, Imperial Beach

Cal Cities Staff Contact: Environmental Quality Legislative Representative, Derek Dolfie, and  Environmental Quality Policy Analyst, Caroline Cirrincione

CCG Work Plan

The CCG develops an annual work plan, subject to Cal Cities Board of Directors approval, that establishes their priorities for the year. Below is a link to this year's CCG work plan:

CCG Resources

CCG Leadership Committee Appointments 

Leadership Committee members are selected on an annual basis by the  Cal Cities President.  Members of the Leadership Committee will serve as a point of contact for the Commission for cities within their coastal region.

Additional information, including committee responsibilities, and the six coastal regions is available online. 

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