(1) Shoreline restoration and enhancement activities designed to restore or enhance shoreline ecological functions and processes and/or shoreline features should be targeted toward meeting the needs of sensitive and/or regionally important plant, fish, and wildlife species, and shall be given priority.
(2) Shoreline restoration, enhancement, and mitigation activities designed to create dynamic and sustainable ecosystems to assist the city in achieving no net loss of shoreline ecological functions are preferred.
(3) Restoration and enhancement activities shall be carried out in accordance with an approved shoreline restoration plan, and in accordance with the provisions of this SMP.
(4) To the extent possible, restoration, enhancement, and mitigation activities shall be integrated and coordinated with other parallel natural resource management efforts, such as those identified in the shoreline restoration plan.
(5) Habitat and beach creation, expansion, restoration, and enhancement projects may be permitted subject to required state or federal permits when the applicant has demonstrated that:
(a) The project will not adversely impact spawning, nesting, or breeding fish and wildlife habitat conservation areas;
(b) Fish and wildlife habitat conservation areas will not be adversely affected;
(c) Water quality will not be degraded; and
(d) Impacts to critical areas and buffers will be avoided and, where unavoidable, minimized and mitigated.
(6) The city shall review the projects for consistency with this SMP in an expeditious manner and shall issue its decision along with any conditions within 45 days of receiving all materials necessary to review the request for exemption from the applicant (see exemptions from shoreline substantial development permits section of this SMP). (Ord. 484 § 2, 2014)