Issues and Challenges

It is helpful to consider a couple overarching issues and recommendations before getting into the details of specific issues or strategies:

  • Development plans and designs should be based on the best available scientific data (e.g., geotechnical analyses, landslide hazard maps, etc.).
  • Many of the issues are inter-related and tradeoffs may exist among recommended strategies (e.g., public safety versus environmental protection considerations regarding road design).
  • Each local government has their own set of policies and regulations. It is important to meet with a local planner and check local and state regulations prior to developing detailed designs.

Specific Issues