Coastal Cities Group

Composed of 61 cities located within California's coastal zone, the Coastal Cities Group collaborates on sea level rise mitigation efforts, land use regulations, and other issues of mutual interest. The Group serves as a conduit for information affecting coastal cities and works closely with Cal Cities’ policy committees and board of directors on related issues. It also facilitates relationships between Cal Cities member cities and the Coastal Commission.  

To get involved with the Coastal Cities Group, please subscribe to the Coastal Cities Listserv.    


Leadership Committee

The Coastal Cities Group is led by a leadership committee with representatives from across the state. Leadership Committee members, and their staff designees, help facilitate Group operations and play a key role in its activities. The 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.  

  • Chair - Sue Beckmeyer, Mayor Pro Tem, Pacifica
  • Vice Chair - Dwight Worden, Councilmember, Del Mar
  • North Coast - Tess Albin Smith, Councilmember, Fort Bragg
  • Staff Designee - Sarah McCormick, Assistant City Manager, Fort Bragg

  • North Central Coast - Sue Beckmeyer, CCG Chair & Mayor ProTem, Pacifica 
  • Staff Designee - Kevin Woodhouse, City Manager, Pacifica

  • Central Coast - Shebreh Kalantari Johnson, Councilmember, Santa Cruz 
  • Staff Designee - Jim Lewis, City Manager, Pismo Beach

  • South Central Coast - Eric Friedman, Councilmember, Santa Barbara
  • Staff Designee - Melissa Hetrick, Project Planner, Community Development, Santa Barbara

  • South Coast - Mark Enmeier, Councilmember, San Clemente
  • Staff Designee - Mike Killebrew, City Manager, Dana Point

  • San Diego - Dwight Worden, CCG Vice Chair & Councilmember, Del Mar
  • Staff Designee - Andy Hall, City Manager, Imperial Beach

Work Plan

The Coastal Cities Group Leadership Committee (Leadership Committee) develops an annual work plan, subject to Cal Cities Board of Director's approval, that establishes their priorities for the year. This year the Leadership Committee will be continuing to work with Coastal Commission representatives on issues related to sea level rise mitigation efforts, other land use regulations that impact cities in the coastal zone, and the updating of local coastal programs.

Read the 2022 Adopted Coastal Cities Group Work Plan

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. If you're interested in serving on the Coastal Cities Group (CCG) Leadership Committee, please fill out an application form



California Coastal Commission Regions: Counties and Cities


List of California Coastal Commission Regions
North Coast (Blue Region)
  • Humboldt County
  • City of Trinidad
  • City of Arcata
  • City of Eureka
  • City of Fortuna
  • Mendocino County
  • City of Fort Bragg
  • City of Point Arena
North Central Coast (Yellow Region)
  • Sonoma County
  • Marin County
  • City/County of San Francisco
  • San Mateo County
  • City of Daly City
  • City of Pacifica
  • City of Half Moon Bay
Central Coast (Red Region)
  • Santa Cruz County
  • City of Santa Cruz
  • City of Capitola
  • City of Watsonville
  • Monterey County
  • City of Marina
  • City of Sand City
  • City of Seaside
  • City of Monterey
  • City of Pacific Grove
  • City of Carmel-by-the-Sea
  • San Luis Obispo County
  • City of Morro Bay
  • City of Pismo Beach
  • City of Grover Beach
South Central (Purple Region)
  • Santa Barbara County
  • City of Guadalupe
  • City of Santa Barbara
  • City of Goleta
  • City of Carpinteria
  • Ventura County
  • City of San Buenaventura
  • City of Oxnard
  • City of Port Hueneme
  • *City of Malibu

*City of Malibu and the Santa Monica mountain region are considered in the South Central Region, not the South Coast Region.

South Coast (Orange Region)
  • Los Angeles County
  • City of Los Angeles
  • City of Santa Monica
  • City of El Segundo
  • City of Manhattan Beach
  • City of Hermosa Beach
  • City of Redondo Beach
  • City of Torrance
  • City of Palos Verdes Estates
  • City of Rancho Palos Verdes
  • City of Long Beach
  • City of Avalon
  • Orange County
  • City of Seal Beach
  • City of Huntington Beach
  • City of Costa Mesa
  • City of Newport Beach
  • City of Irvine
  • City of Laguna Beach
  • City of Laguna Niguel
  • City of Aliso Viejo
  • City of Dana Point
  • City of San Clemente
San Diego (Dark Red Region)
  • San Diego County
  • City of Oceanside
  • City of Carlsbad
  • City of Encinitas
  • City of Solana Beach
  • City of Del Mar
  • City of San Diego
  • City of Coronado
  • City of National City
  • City of Chula Vista
  • City of Imperial Beach

Contact Staff

Melissa Sparks-Kranz
Legislative Affairs, Lobbyist, Environmental Quality