The California Coastal Commission has lost the trust of the public because of multiple Coastal-Act-violating decisions that turned out to be influenced by off-the-record lobbyist meetings. Now a bill to ban those very communications has stalled for shady reasons. Act now to approve this bill.
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Jerry Brown’s Regulatory Capture at the CA Coastal Commission
Jerry Brown, once known as governor Moonbeam who signed into law the California Coastal Commission, now can be seen as the man behind handing it over to developers. Governor Brown must fire his four at-will commissioners with significant lapses of judgement and ethics, as well as his powerful backroom dealer from the Resources Agency.
Power, Influence, and Obfuscation: A Plan to Game the California Coastal Act
Why did Coastal Commissioners dump popular Executive Director Charles Lester in a closed session at their February meeting in Morro Bay? It is part of a plan by well connected lobbyists and lawyers pushing environmentally damaging projects for their wealthy clients.
Laguna Beach “Ranch” Hotel Renovation Violates Coastal Rules
The California Coastal Commission failed to enforce the Coastal Act and did not require a Laguna hotel renovation to address destruction of affordable rooms and environmental habitat as well as finish the long-awaited Trail to the Sea.