Marin County and the California Coastal Commission overreaching with Local Coastal Program amendments

The voluntary preservation of agricultural lands is a noble goal. Forcing landowners into government-run conservation efforts against their will, however, is something else entirely. And a desire to conserve pastoral … ›

Coastal Commission ignores local concerns (again)

Last week, I attended the California Coastal Commission meeting at the Inverness Yacht Club near the Point Reyes Seashore. As usual, the Commission scrutinized a wide variety of issues, some … ›

January Coastal Commission Wrap Up

PLF keeps tabs on all of the happenings with the California Coastal Commission by attending their monthly meetings. We live tweet those meetings @TheCoastWatch, and provide recaps here at the … ›

Coastal Commission leaves city out to dry

We’ve all heard about how the California Coastal Commission loves to micromanage and bully coastal cities and counties.   Whether it’s second-guessing the most insignificant local project, or requiring municipalities to … ›

City spurns Coastal Commission's lobbying efforts for more funding

On Tuesday, the city council of Newport Beach (California) voted against a resolution supporting additional state funding for the California Coastal Commission.  The Commission—which regulates coastal property owners’ use of their lands with … ›

Local government autonomy wins the day in Coastal Commission case

Last week in City of Malibu v. California Coastal Commission, the California Second District Court of Appeal struck down an expansive interpretation of the Coastal Act that would have undermined … ›

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 … ›

Court of appeal sides with Coastal Commission in power-grab case

Author: Paul J. Beard II Last week, the California Court of Appeal issued an adverse decision in a case concerning the limits of the California Coastal Commission's authority to second-guess … ›

Santa Barbara County bravely defies Coastal Commission

Author: Paul J. Beard II In California, coastal cities and counties are encouraged to draft their own land-use codes in compliance with the requirements of the Coastal Act, a state statute that … ›

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Marin County and the California Coastal Commission overreaching with Local Coastal Program amendments

The voluntary preservation of agricultural lands is a noble goal. Forcing landowners into government-run conservation efforts against their will, however, is something else entirely. And a desire to conserve pastoral … ›

Coastal Commission ignores local concerns (again)

Last week, I attended the California Coastal Commission meeting at the Inverness Yacht Club near the Point Reyes Seashore. As usual, the Commission scrutinized a wide variety of issues, some … ›

January Coastal Commission Wrap Up

PLF keeps tabs on all of the happenings with the California Coastal Commission by attending their monthly meetings. We live tweet those meetings @TheCoastWatch, and provide recaps here at the … ›

Coastal Commission leaves city out to dry

We’ve all heard about how the California Coastal Commission loves to micromanage and bully coastal cities and counties.   Whether it’s second-guessing the most insignificant local project, or requiring municipalities to … ›

City spurns Coastal Commission's lobbying efforts for more funding

On Tuesday, the city council of Newport Beach (California) voted against a resolution supporting additional state funding for the California Coastal Commission.  The Commission—which regulates coastal property owners’ use of their lands with … ›

Local government autonomy wins the day in Coastal Commission case

Last week in City of Malibu v. California Coastal Commission, the California Second District Court of Appeal struck down an expansive interpretation of the Coastal Act that would have undermined … ›

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 … ›

Court of appeal sides with Coastal Commission in power-grab case

Author: Paul J. Beard II Last week, the California Court of Appeal issued an adverse decision in a case concerning the limits of the California Coastal Commission's authority to second-guess … ›

Santa Barbara County bravely defies Coastal Commission

Author: Paul J. Beard II In California, coastal cities and counties are encouraged to draft their own land-use codes in compliance with the requirements of the Coastal Act, a state statute that … ›

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Marin County and the California Coastal Commission overreaching with Local Coastal Program amendments

The voluntary preservation of agricultural lands is a noble goal. Forcing landowners into government-run conservation efforts against their will, however, is something else entirely. And a desire to conserve pastoral … ›

Coastal Commission ignores local concerns (again)

Last week, I attended the California Coastal Commission meeting at the Inverness Yacht Club near the Point Reyes Seashore. As usual, the Commission scrutinized a wide variety of issues, some … ›

January Coastal Commission Wrap Up

PLF keeps tabs on all of the happenings with the California Coastal Commission by attending their monthly meetings. We live tweet those meetings @TheCoastWatch, and provide recaps here at the … ›

Coastal Commission leaves city out to dry

We’ve all heard about how the California Coastal Commission loves to micromanage and bully coastal cities and counties.   Whether it’s second-guessing the most insignificant local project, or requiring municipalities to … ›

City spurns Coastal Commission's lobbying efforts for more funding

On Tuesday, the city council of Newport Beach (California) voted against a resolution supporting additional state funding for the California Coastal Commission.  The Commission—which regulates coastal property owners’ use of their lands with … ›

Local government autonomy wins the day in Coastal Commission case

Last week in City of Malibu v. California Coastal Commission, the California Second District Court of Appeal struck down an expansive interpretation of the Coastal Act that would have undermined … ›

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 … ›

Court of appeal sides with Coastal Commission in power-grab case

Author: Paul J. Beard II Last week, the California Court of Appeal issued an adverse decision in a case concerning the limits of the California Coastal Commission's authority to second-guess … ›

Santa Barbara County bravely defies Coastal Commission

Author: Paul J. Beard II In California, coastal cities and counties are encouraged to draft their own land-use codes in compliance with the requirements of the Coastal Act, a state statute that … ›

Marin County and the California Coastal Commission overreaching with Local Coastal Program amendments

The voluntary preservation of agricultural lands is a noble goal. Forcing landowners into government-run conservation efforts against their will, however, is something else entirely. And a desire to conserve pastoral … ›

Coastal Commission ignores local concerns (again)

Last week, I attended the California Coastal Commission meeting at the Inverness Yacht Club near the Point Reyes Seashore. As usual, the Commission scrutinized a wide variety of issues, some … ›

January Coastal Commission Wrap Up

PLF keeps tabs on all of the happenings with the California Coastal Commission by attending their monthly meetings. We live tweet those meetings @TheCoastWatch, and provide recaps here at the … ›

Coastal Commission leaves city out to dry

We’ve all heard about how the California Coastal Commission loves to micromanage and bully coastal cities and counties.   Whether it’s second-guessing the most insignificant local project, or requiring municipalities to … ›

City spurns Coastal Commission's lobbying efforts for more funding

On Tuesday, the city council of Newport Beach (California) voted against a resolution supporting additional state funding for the California Coastal Commission.  The Commission—which regulates coastal property owners’ use of their lands with … ›

Local government autonomy wins the day in Coastal Commission case

Last week in City of Malibu v. California Coastal Commission, the California Second District Court of Appeal struck down an expansive interpretation of the Coastal Act that would have undermined … ›

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 … ›

Court of appeal sides with Coastal Commission in power-grab case

Author: Paul J. Beard II Last week, the California Court of Appeal issued an adverse decision in a case concerning the limits of the California Coastal Commission's authority to second-guess … ›

Santa Barbara County bravely defies Coastal Commission

Author: Paul J. Beard II In California, coastal cities and counties are encouraged to draft their own land-use codes in compliance with the requirements of the Coastal Act, a state statute that … ›