The Los Angeles Times's Susannah Rosenblatt has a story in today's paper about the McNamee's fight against the Commission, entitled "Orange County couple wonder: Whose beach is it, anyway?" The title really does get to the heart of the matter. In the story, a Sierra Club representative succinctly states the Commission's perverse attitude about the McNamees' amenities, which is located entirely on their private beach: "[The amenities] create an atmosphere of a private beach on the sand." Of course, there is a private beach on the sand!
In the next week or so, we should know whether the Court of Appeal has issued a stay of the Commission's cease-and-desist order pending the outcome of the McNamees' suit. Remarkably, the Commission refused to cooperate with the McNamees and stipulate voluntarily to a stay until the proceedings are over. Instead, the California Attorney General, who represents the Commission, filed an opposition to our request for a stay.
Our taxes hard at work.