Opposing legislative efforts to undercut homeowner protection

This afternoon, the Natural Resources Committee of the California Assembly will consider AB 1129 (Stone), the Coastal Commission’s most recent effort to expand its powers at the expense of coastal … ›

Commission Creep: Under rule of dysfunctional coastal agency, every act is illegal "development"

So this is where the California Coastal Commission experiment ends:  if you put a lock on a gate, paint a billboard, say mean things at a surf break, try to keep … ›

California appellate court issues disappointing decision in Encinitas seawall case, Lynch v. California Coastal Commission

Pacific Legal Foundation attorneys represent two bluff-top homeowners in Encinitas: Tom Frick, and his neighbor, Barbara Lynch. They applied to the California Coastal Commission for a permit to install a … ›

PLF to argue Coastal Commission appeal concerning property rights

On Monday, July 14, at 9:00 a.m., I will be in the California Court of Appeal (San Diego) arguing an appeal brought by the California Coastal Commission in Lynch v. … ›

Property rights under attack in California "Martins Beach" case

There’s a big legal battle brewing along the San Mateo County coast that PLF is closely monitoring. Two radical, anti-property-rights groups are trying to force owners to open up their … ›

PLF files response brief in Coastal Commission case

On Friday, we filed our Respondents Brief in the California Court of Appeal (4th District) in Lynch v. California Coastal Commission.

Coastal Commission November wrap-up

Last week I attended the California Coastal Commission meeting at the Taj Mahal in Newport Beach. On Wednesday, the meeting attracted a crowd full of union and environmental activists, to … ›

California legislature kills Coastal Commission power grab

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 … ›

Local coastal regulation assured for now

A bill from the California Department of Finance that would have eliminated local coastal programs appears to be dead.  Under California’s Coastal Act, every local jurisdiction within the coastal zone … ›

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Opposing legislative efforts to undercut homeowner protection

This afternoon, the Natural Resources Committee of the California Assembly will consider AB 1129 (Stone), the Coastal Commission’s most recent effort to expand its powers at the expense of coastal … ›

Commission Creep: Under rule of dysfunctional coastal agency, every act is illegal "development"

So this is where the California Coastal Commission experiment ends:  if you put a lock on a gate, paint a billboard, say mean things at a surf break, try to keep … ›

California appellate court issues disappointing decision in Encinitas seawall case, Lynch v. California Coastal Commission

Pacific Legal Foundation attorneys represent two bluff-top homeowners in Encinitas: Tom Frick, and his neighbor, Barbara Lynch. They applied to the California Coastal Commission for a permit to install a … ›

PLF to argue Coastal Commission appeal concerning property rights

On Monday, July 14, at 9:00 a.m., I will be in the California Court of Appeal (San Diego) arguing an appeal brought by the California Coastal Commission in Lynch v. … ›

Property rights under attack in California "Martins Beach" case

There’s a big legal battle brewing along the San Mateo County coast that PLF is closely monitoring. Two radical, anti-property-rights groups are trying to force owners to open up their … ›

PLF files response brief in Coastal Commission case

On Friday, we filed our Respondents Brief in the California Court of Appeal (4th District) in Lynch v. California Coastal Commission.

Coastal Commission November wrap-up

Last week I attended the California Coastal Commission meeting at the Taj Mahal in Newport Beach. On Wednesday, the meeting attracted a crowd full of union and environmental activists, to … ›

California legislature kills Coastal Commission power grab

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 … ›

Local coastal regulation assured for now

A bill from the California Department of Finance that would have eliminated local coastal programs appears to be dead.  Under California’s Coastal Act, every local jurisdiction within the coastal zone … ›

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Opposing legislative efforts to undercut homeowner protection

This afternoon, the Natural Resources Committee of the California Assembly will consider AB 1129 (Stone), the Coastal Commission’s most recent effort to expand its powers at the expense of coastal … ›

Commission Creep: Under rule of dysfunctional coastal agency, every act is illegal "development"

So this is where the California Coastal Commission experiment ends:  if you put a lock on a gate, paint a billboard, say mean things at a surf break, try to keep … ›

California appellate court issues disappointing decision in Encinitas seawall case, Lynch v. California Coastal Commission

Pacific Legal Foundation attorneys represent two bluff-top homeowners in Encinitas: Tom Frick, and his neighbor, Barbara Lynch. They applied to the California Coastal Commission for a permit to install a … ›

PLF to argue Coastal Commission appeal concerning property rights

On Monday, July 14, at 9:00 a.m., I will be in the California Court of Appeal (San Diego) arguing an appeal brought by the California Coastal Commission in Lynch v. … ›

Property rights under attack in California "Martins Beach" case

There’s a big legal battle brewing along the San Mateo County coast that PLF is closely monitoring. Two radical, anti-property-rights groups are trying to force owners to open up their … ›

PLF files response brief in Coastal Commission case

On Friday, we filed our Respondents Brief in the California Court of Appeal (4th District) in Lynch v. California Coastal Commission.

Coastal Commission November wrap-up

Last week I attended the California Coastal Commission meeting at the Taj Mahal in Newport Beach. On Wednesday, the meeting attracted a crowd full of union and environmental activists, to … ›

California legislature kills Coastal Commission power grab

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 … ›

Local coastal regulation assured for now

A bill from the California Department of Finance that would have eliminated local coastal programs appears to be dead.  Under California’s Coastal Act, every local jurisdiction within the coastal zone … ›

Opposing legislative efforts to undercut homeowner protection

This afternoon, the Natural Resources Committee of the California Assembly will consider AB 1129 (Stone), the Coastal Commission’s most recent effort to expand its powers at the expense of coastal … ›

Commission Creep: Under rule of dysfunctional coastal agency, every act is illegal "development"

So this is where the California Coastal Commission experiment ends:  if you put a lock on a gate, paint a billboard, say mean things at a surf break, try to keep … ›

California appellate court issues disappointing decision in Encinitas seawall case, Lynch v. California Coastal Commission

Pacific Legal Foundation attorneys represent two bluff-top homeowners in Encinitas: Tom Frick, and his neighbor, Barbara Lynch. They applied to the California Coastal Commission for a permit to install a … ›

PLF to argue Coastal Commission appeal concerning property rights

On Monday, July 14, at 9:00 a.m., I will be in the California Court of Appeal (San Diego) arguing an appeal brought by the California Coastal Commission in Lynch v. … ›

Property rights under attack in California "Martins Beach" case

There’s a big legal battle brewing along the San Mateo County coast that PLF is closely monitoring. Two radical, anti-property-rights groups are trying to force owners to open up their … ›

PLF files response brief in Coastal Commission case

On Friday, we filed our Respondents Brief in the California Court of Appeal (4th District) in Lynch v. California Coastal Commission.

Coastal Commission November wrap-up

Last week I attended the California Coastal Commission meeting at the Taj Mahal in Newport Beach. On Wednesday, the meeting attracted a crowd full of union and environmental activists, to … ›

California legislature kills Coastal Commission power grab

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 … ›

Local coastal regulation assured for now

A bill from the California Department of Finance that would have eliminated local coastal programs appears to be dead.  Under California’s Coastal Act, every local jurisdiction within the coastal zone … ›