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As a city council candidate, I am committed to the sustainable management of our beachfront, which is a vital asset to our community. The City of Folly Beach has adopted a Local Comprehensive Beachfront Management Plan, updated every five years, which provides a strategic approach to managing our beachfront. The plan, prepared by Elko Coastal Consulting, is a testament to our commitment to preserving our coastline for future generations.

The main goals of the plan are straightforward and centered around keeping our beach healthy for the long term. The plan aims to make insure there’s enough room on the beach for both nature and people to enjoy, measured from where the high tide reaches during storms to the start of the sand dunes. It also wants to reduce the damage people can cause to new and existing sand dunes. Additionally, the plan aims to figure out which areas are unlikely to benefit from efforts to rebuild the sand dunes.

The challenges addressed by the plan are significant and require a strategic approach. The plan acknowledges the need for a comprehensive approach to beach management, including addressing issues related to public access, community rating systems, and beachfront drainage. It also recognizes the role of state authorities in beachfront management and the need for cooperation and coordination at all levels of government.

The proposed solutions in the plan are practical and achievable:

  • The plan recognizes the necessity of a comprehensive approach to beach management.
  • It addresses key issues such as public access to the beachfront.
  • It considers the importance of community rating systems.
  • It focuses on the issue of beachfront drainage.
  • The plan acknowledges the significant role of state authorities in managing the beachfront.
  • It emphasizes the need for cooperation and coordination across all levels of government.

The expected outcomes of the plan are positive and will contribute to the long-term sustainability of our beachfront. By providing sufficient beach space, we can ensure that our beach remains a valuable habitat and recreational space. By minimizing pedestrian impacts, we can protect our dunes and ensure their longevity. By identifying areas where dune restoration has a low probability of success, we can focus our efforts where they will have the most impact.

Our beachfront is a treasure that we should protect for future generations, and this plan provides a roadmap for doing so. I fully support this comprehensive strategy for protecting Folly’s greatest asset.

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