On October 17, 2017, the Chair of the Marine Advisory Board (MAB) and City of Deerfield Beach (City) staff conducted a Coastal Management Workshop to introduce the City’s Coastal and Waterway Division, as well as discuss important topics for the coastal community. City staff were directed, with the help of the MAB, to evaluate and produce an outline for the development of a Comprehensive Beach Management Plan (CBMP), which was presented at the April 18, 2018 follow-up workshop. By adoption of Resolution No. 2018/153 on September 17, 2018, the City Commission formally authorized the preparation of the CBMP to outline objectives, options, and actions over the short and long term that the City could adopt and undertake to sustain and improve the City’s beaches. The plan presented herein has been developed under this authorization to achieve the objectives of the City Commission and the MAB.
The CBMP presents a comprehensive and workable plan to achieve the City’s beach management goals, which are of critical importance to the future sustainability of the City’s coastline. The City recognizes that the beach provides economic, environmental, storm protection, and recreational benefits.
On August 17, 2021, The City Commission adopted its first ever Comprehensive Beach Management Plan.