California Coastal Commission

California Coastal Commission’s planned $8.00 fee and its impact on the Kashia Pomo

Remember the California Coastal Commission is holding their monthly meeting on April 13-15th at the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors chambers. They only accept public comments the first few days and the public is welcomed to attend. There will be discussion at this meeting on the outcome of the beach fees. February 22, 2016   …

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“Power, Influence and Obfuscation: A Plan to Game the California Coastal Act”

April 13-15th the California Coastal Commission (CCC) will be meeting at the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors chambers. The CCC will only accept public comments on the 13th and 14th. Please show up and let them know we are watching every move they make. Governor Brown’s appointees were the commissioners who led the coup to …

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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 WATER: Seaside life goes on despite scheming at the agency that regulates the coast. Lobbyist …

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“Coastal Commission’s shady firing”……. Thank you Press Democrat!

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/5217045-181/pd-editorial-coastal-commissions-shady?artslide=0 PD Editorial: California Coastal Commission’s shady firing of Charles Lester In the end, the numbers didn’t matter. The 1,000 or so people who showed up at the California Coastal Commission meeting Wednesday to show support for embattled Executive Director Charles Lester didn’t matter. The 10 hours of public testimony by some 250 speakers didn’t …

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“Something Fishy”, letter to the editor from coastal commission hearing

Something fishy EDITOR: A narrow majority of Coastal Commissioners, while professing love of the coast, threw overboard a man eminently qualified to assess development proposals under the Coastal Act for the long-term. Some commissioners chose not to work with their executive director in a constructive manner, allowed their personal pet peeves to be exploited, felt …

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Who appointed who on the California Coastal Commission and how they voted

Did the California Coastal Commission members already have their minds made up before the vote? Many of the activists that attended Wednesdays hearing thought so.  The bad players here are Vargas, McClure, Turnbull-Sanders, Uranga and Diaz. Good players are Mary Shallenberger, Carole Groom, Mary Luevano, Steve Kinsey, Dana Bochco and Gregory Cox. Governor Brown, what were …

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