San Diego congressman and senators push for federal funding for bluff stabilization
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Three weeks after three women were killed in a cliff collapse in Encinitas, a San Diego congressman and two California senators are pushing for federal funding for bluff stabilization.
Congressman Mike Levin and Senators Kamala Harris and Dianne Feinstein want $30 million to stabilize an eight-mile stretch of the North County shoreline.
The request is for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide funding for the Encinitas-Solana Beach Coastal Storm Damage Reduction Project, also known as the San Diego County Shore Protection Project. It would widen beaches and protect crumbling bluffs by adding tons of sand to a stretch of Encinitas and Solana Beach shoreline.