Coastal Commission "penalties" bill resurrected in Assembly

May 22, 2014 | By PAUL BEARD

Last September, we reported that the California Assembly had killed Toni Atkins’ AB 976, which would have given the California Coastal Commission the power to levy hefty fines on property owners for alleged violations of the Coastal Act—without having to go to court to prove its case, as it must today.  My colleague, Jennifer Fry Th ...