Coastal Land Rights Project
Objective Standard Article
Imagine the following: A couple improves their oceanside backyard with tables and benches, a barbecue pit and kitchenette, an outdoor shower and restroom, and a beautiful flower garden. Thirty years later, government officials inspect the yard and declare that the amenities are ugly and out of character with the surrounding area, and that, because the amenities underscore the fact that the yard is private, they have a detrimental psychological effect on the public traversing the adjacent beach. The government orders the couple to clear out their yard and restore it to its “natural” condition, or face stiff penalties.
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Coastal Commission Monthly Hearings
The California Coastal Commission holds its monthly hearings in different locations up and down the coast. The hearings are open to the public.
As always, we depend on you to be our eyes and ears on the ground. If you or somebody you know has a project in front of the Coastal Commission, and there are questions about the Commission's jurisdiction or the legality of its demands, do not hesitate to call Project attorneys Paul Beard and Damien Schiff.
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