NOTICE: Amendment to BEACON Bylaws Request

BEACON staff is recommending the BEACON Board of Directors amend the BEACON Bylaws expressly incorporating into the purposes, objectives and authorities of BEACON, regional coastal beach access, and regional-level climate, sea-level rise adaptation, and coastal resilience. This change is suggested to strengthen BEACON’s ability to address these important topics in its policies, programs, and projects.

The suggested draft Bylaws are posted below.

Article IX of the Bylaws require amendments be submitted to each member of the organization and its staff at least fifteen (15) days before its next regular meeting.

Approval of amendments to the BEACON Bylaws requires a two-thirds majority vote of the Board of Directors (7 affirmative votes).

See Staff Report

See Bylaw Amendment

NOTICE: Regional Meeting – February 18, 2021

Logos of BEACON, City of Port Hueneme and Channel Islands Harbor

BEACON, working with the City of Port Hueneme, and local harbor and port partners is hosting a regional meeting to address continuing erosion problems affecting the southern Ventura coastline. The meeting will include presentations on regional sediment science, recent harbor and port dredging and beach and ocean sediment nourishment efforts. Congresswoman Brownley will present remarks at the meeting, as will a representative of Naval Base Ventura County. The regional meeting is taking place on Thursday, February 18th from 9-11 am as a remote ZOOM meeting. Information on how to access the meeting is provided below on the meeting agenda which is posted below.

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BEACON Strategic Planning Goals

At the November BEACON Board meeting, the Board heard a presentation on the proposed BEACON Strategic Planning Goals and Objectives. BEACON is interested to hear comments, suggestions for changes, corrections, additions, etc. to the draft document from the public and interested stakeholders. Comments can be sent to BEACON at through Friday, December 18, 2020. The BEACON board will review any comments received at its next scheduled meeting on January 15, 2021.  Click for PDF


Artwork for Draft Strategic Plan 2020-2025

COMMENTS – click link to download letters

Mondo’s Cove Beach Stairway Project

BEACON is coordinating the planning, design and engineering of a beach access stairway at Mondo’s Cove beach, adjacent to the community of Faria Beach. Below are draft concept illustrations and engineering drawings depicting the stairway which were presented at a community briefing on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.

Many comments were received during the briefing regarding the details of stairway location, design, amenities, durability, construction and operation. BEACON staff are seeking additional comments regarding the stairway and will accept written submissions through Tuesday, October 27th. You may send your comments by email to

Mondo's Cove Stairway Project
Mondo's Cove Stairway Project
Mondo's Cove Stairway Project
Mondo's Cove Stairway Project
Mondo's Cove Stairway Project
Mondo's Cove Stairway Project
Mondo's Cove Stairway Project
Mondo's Cove Stairway Project
Mondo's Cove Stairway Project
Mondo's Cove Stairway Project
Mondo's Cove Stairway Project

Notice: Public Site Visit – Mondo’s Cove

Notice of Public Site Visit
for the
Mondo’s Cove Access Stairway Design and Engineering Project

Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 3 pm

A public site visit to Solicit Public Comments on the Design and Engineering of a Public Access Stairway at Mondo’s Cove beach

Mondo’s Cove beach

Saturday, February 8th, 2020 at 3:00 pm.

BEACON, in cooperation with the California Coastal Commission, is undertaking a planning and design project for a public access stairway at Mondo’s Cove Beach adjacent to the Faria Beach community in Ventura, Ca.

BEACON has engaged a planning and engineering consulting team led by Jensen Design and Survey of Ventura to complete the design and engineering tasks.

An initial project site visit will take place at Mondo’s Cove beach on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 3 pm. The purpose of this site visit is for members of the public, neighbors, and any other interested stakeholders to provide input on the design and engineering for a public access stairway at Mondo’s Cove beach.

Representatives of BEACON and the consulting team will be present to hear any ideas, comments, suggestions, or concerns, neighbors and interested other parties may wish to provide regarding the installation of a public access stairway to the beach.

On February 8th there is a King Tide occurring at 8 am in the morning at 6.6 feet. The public site visit will occur at 3 pm during the low tide on that day.

Coastal Engineering Workshop

With Dr. David Revell

Sponsored by Ventura County Watershed protection District & BEACON

Part 1 Sources of Sand & Sediment

Part 2 Flood Mapping & Departmental Cooperation

Part 3 Tidal & Wind Effects on Waves & Swells

Part 4 Sand Retention vs. Erosion

Part 5 Coastal Armoring vs. Natural Barriers

Part 6 Coastal Hazard Modeling

Part 7 Sea Level Rise Impacts on Coastal Communities

Part 8 Coastal Flooding Risks & Retreat Strategies

Part 9 Adaptation Strategies for Coastal Systems

Revell Coastal Workshop 6 min Wrap Up and Q&A