Santa Barbara County, Calif. -

A plan to change Goleta Beach Park lost out.

Santa Barbara County supervisors voted unanimously in favor of an alternative plan that won't cost millions of dollars.

Supervisors want rocks placed under an emergency permit to prevent erosion to stay in place.
 
But the county will have to apply to the California Coastal Commission for a permit

Goleta Mayor Michael T. Bennett said he believes the supervisors made the right decision.

The city had considered a lawsuit if changes were approved.

The issue was also heating up debate in the race for second district supervisor.

Members of the Surfrider Foundation had hoped for a compromise.

They favor a berm made of small cobblestones to protect the sand.