California legislature kills Coastal Commission power grab

September 10, 2013 | By PAUL BEARD

After months of lobbying by the California Coastal Commission and its anti-property-rights allies in the Legislature, this afternoon, the California Assembly voted “no” on AB 976.  The bill would have given that heavy-handed agency the power to levy hefty fines on property owners for alleged violations of the Coastal Act, without hav ...


Should the Coastal Commission be given more power to control private property?

August 23, 2013 | By JENNIFER THOMPSON

That is the heart of the question surrounding Assembly Bill 976, which would grant the Commission authority to level civil penalties against property owners without having to go to court.  As we’ve previously reported, giving additional power to an agency with a documented and lengthy history of violating property owner’s constitutiona ...