Homeowners on Shrinking Beach in Half Moon Bay Sue to Stay
Mirada Road, a cul-de-sac in Half Moon Bay, California, sits on the edge of a 30-foot bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The homes on this street were threatened by erosion caused by a storm in 2016, leading the homeowners association to build a rock wall for protection. However, the California Coastal Commission rejected a proposal for a permanent rock wall and indicated that the homes on Mirada Road may not be sustainable in the long term. The homeowners’ association has since filed lawsuits against the commission, seeking to settle for their proposed sea wall and overturn Half Moon Bay’s relocation plan.