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July 15, 2013

Coastal Commission given practical veto over local government's efforts to control crime

A recent decision from the Third District Court of Appeals gives the California Coastal Commission the power to interfere with local government efforts to engage in environmental clean-up and prevent crime. Concerned about an increase in crime, the City of Dana Point restricted late-night access to trails connecting a public park to the beach, pass ...

September 29, 2011

Supremes deny review in Coastal Commission case

Author: Paul Beard II Yesterday, the California Supreme Court denied our petition for review in Citizens for a Better Eureka v. California Coastal Commission. The case challenged the California Coastal Commission’s power to stop a locally approved clean-up effort on contaminated property in Eureka, California. PLF represented Citizens for a B ...

June 09, 2011

Oral argument in the Balloon Track case

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Today, I argued our appeal in Citizens for a Better Eureka v. California Coastal Commission, in the First District Court of Appeal in San Francisco.  The video below captures my thoughts on the argument, minutes after it was over.     ...

December 13, 2010

The fight for a cleaner Eureka goes on

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Today, PLF filed its opening brief on appeal on behalf of the Citizens for a Better Eureka in their fight against the California Coastal Commission. ...

December 08, 2010

PLF suit against Coastal Commission in Eureka's Times-Standard

Author:  Paul J.  Beard II Today, the Times-Standard published an opinion editorial by Gary Bird—president of Citizens for a Better Eureka, which is the client in our recently filed appeal against the California Coastal Commission.  The issue on appeal concerns whether the Commission has the power to interfere in the d ...

July 01, 2010

Disappointing loss in the Balloon Track case

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Yesterday, the Superior Court of Humboldt County heard arguments in Citizens for a Better Eureka v. California Coastal Commission, a case challenging the Commission's assertion of appellate jurisdiction over the Balloon Track cleanup.  At the hearing's conclusion, the court announced from the bench its ...

May 26, 2010

The California Coastal Commission: the real nuisance

Author:  Damien M. Schiff This week, the City of Dana Point filed suit against the California Coastal Commission, alleging that the Commission has illegally asserted jurisdiction over the City's nuisance abatement ordinance.  The controversy arises out of the City's decision to close certain beach access paths late at night, owi ...

February 10, 2010

PLF fighting for a clean environment against the California Coastal Commission

Author:  Damien M. Schiff "Balloon Track" Site Yesterday, PLF announced the filing of a lawsuit challenging the California Coastal Commission's decision to delay, and perhaps even stop, a much-needed cleanup plan for a contaminated property (known as the "Balloon Track" site) in downtown Eureka, California.  ...