SodaCanyonRoad | Coastal Commission under developer pressure


Coastal Commission under developer pressure
Shepherd Bliss | Feb 9, 2016 on: Sonoma County

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. Daniel Mufson of Napa Vision 2050 and W&WW sent the link below from today's NY Times. 14,000 letters have been received by the Commission in support of Dr. Lester.

SRPressDemocrat 2/9/16:
    Coastal coup

    EDITOR: Your Saturday editorial was right on target (“End the coup at the Calififornia Coastal Commission”). Newspapers across our state have been spotlighting the showdown in Morro Bay as some Coastal Commission members seek to oust its executive director, Charles Lester. The commission has received more than 17,000 letters in support of Lester vs. three against, according to the Los Angeles Times.

    Can it be that pro-development forces are attempting to make the coastal commission more accommodating to private interests? Many think so. And many organizations and individuals are planning to attend the Morro Bay hearing to speak in support of Lester.

    Sonoma County is experiencing weak coastal protections already as there seems to be an understaffed code enforcement department and a Board of Supervisors uncommitted to developing a strong coastal plan with real teeth. We need to support the leadership of Executive Director Charles Lester.


Wilderutopia 3/11/16: Power, Influence, and Obfuscation: A Plan to Game the California Coastal Act
NY Times 2/9/16: Californians Fight Over Whether Coast Should Be Rugged or Refined