We Already Are Pumping
Sorry for the piecemeal and log-winded comments, but I couldn't help but to notice that the authors appear to have not noticed that Lake El Estero is already being pumped and it has been for many decades. So when their graphics show flooding around the Lake, are they assuming that the pumps aren't running? The graphic on page 5 as well as the text throughout seems to imply flooding will occur around the Lake within 9 years. Why/how is this since it is pumped? The authors do note that the tunnel is being pumped. The same graphic shows "storm wave impact" well into the Cannery Row area. In what time frame do they project this to happen? It hasn't ever happened yet. The worst it's gotten to date is that some waves have thrown water up onto the parking lot at the Coast Guard pier. Buildings that project over the water have been damaged, but as far as I know, the roads haven't been flooded from the ocean (as opposed to storm drain inadequacies which have happened).
And when the report states that this is what the public wants, I suppose that the publics' opinions were based upon the (mis)information that I'm pointed out.
I've been an avid almost zealot walker in this community and I can attest that walking and biking is not going to make a noticeable dent in the number of automobiles on the road. In order for us to accomplish a sea change in the use of automobiles the region needs an radical and integrated alternative transportation system.
Speaking of which, what's the plan for Highway 1 especially at the intersection of Highway 68 (Canyon Del Rey Blvd) when it's inundated? It seems like planning for the relocation of Hwy 1 is going to involve massive numbers of condemnations in order to accommodate any new regional transportation corridor.