February 2016 Archives

Lobbyist Feeding Frenzy Consumes Coastal Commission

Maybe it is time to close the loopholes or an outright ban on lobbyists who are making our “democracy” a sham. http://www.independent.com/news/2016/feb/25/what-hell-going/ Santa Barbara Independent What the Hell Is Going On? By Barney Brantingham Thursday, February 25, 2016   SHARKS IN THE…

 

Coastal Coup and the NY Times

Ken Sund, who initiated the second Wine & Water Watch meeting in the coastal town of Jenner, has the following letter in the PD today. I have included the link, in case people want to comment online.  14,000 letters have…

 

SWiG’s letter supporting the coast and Dr. Lester

Dear California Coastal Commissioner Kinsey, This message from the Sebastopol Water Information Group (SWiG) opposes the current move to terminate the appointment of Dr. Charles Lester as Executive Director of the California Coastal Commission, thereby weakening the California Coastal Commission’s…

 

PD Letter to the Editor nails lax enforcement by county

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/5131577-181/saturdays-letters-to-the-editor Lax enforcement EDITOR: The majority of the Board of Supervisors abandoning a meaningful vacation rental policy exposes a countywide failure: increasing land-use conflicts plus the total absence of code enforcement (“Blanket ban on vacation rentals rejected,” Jan. 27). The…