COASTAL COMMISSION BILLS LIMITING ACCESS OPPOSE

SB 1190 (JACKSON) BAN ON EX PARTE COMMUNICATIONS WITH COASTAL COMMISSION AND PROHIBITION ON COMMISSIONER INFLUENCE ON COMMISSION STAFF
SET FOR HEARING – JUNE 27, 2016
OPPOSE – AS AMENDED JUNE 8, 2016

Over the next two weeks two bills that seek to limit access by project proponents to the Coastal Commission are up for hearing and strongly opposed by CBPA. Even if your company does not own property near the coast the precedent these bills will set will act as a chilling effect for public access to other regulatory agencies.

The California Coastal Commission is responsible for land use and permitting decisions along the 1,100-mile California coastline. Among other things, the Commission has authority to issue coastal development permits in areas without local coastal programs (LCPs) and act on appeals from areas with LCPs on matters ranging from small issues such as constructing or remodeling single family residences, to major public works projects, as well as enforcement issues, cease and desist orders, and matters in litigation. See below for more detail on these two bills.

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