August 27, 2014

Local Coastal Plan Passes!

A week ago, we let you know that this important planning document containing historic protections against overdevelopment for the coastal areas of the Santa Monica Mountains would be up for a vote by the L.A. County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.  We asked for your support, and thanks to a massive turnout by residents who value these beautiful mountains, the Local Coastal Plan has been adopted.

Special thanks are owed to our outgoing County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky for his tireless dedication to keeping the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area a wild and beautiful place.  He would not let the well-funded special interests despoil our fragile mountains with inappropriate and commercial development, massive grading of hillsides and ridgelines, and an unjustifiable and unsustainable demand in this historic drought on scarce water that would have been accessed only by drilling deeply into the ground to empty the aquifers.  The vote on Tuesday was a triumph, and a great day for the Santa Monica Mountains that are so iconic to our community.  Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen!

August 22, 2014

Local Coastal Plan Up for Final Approval

The Santa Monica Mountains Local Coastal Plan (LCP) has gone through various stages over the past couple of years fueled by the support of many including readers of this blog. You wrote letters, went to meetings, and some even rode the bus to Santa Barbara for the Coastal Commission Hearing. Your support made this landmark planning document possible.

It is now time to push this plan across the finish line. As you know, there are those with special interests who will be at the upcoming hearing on Tuesday, August 26th to try and keep this plan from being approved and signed.  IT IS IMPERATIVE TO HAVE A SHOWING AT THE UPCOMING HEARING SUPPORTING THE LCP. If you have not already done so, send a letter to the Supervisors (see below, Action Item #1), and go downtown next Tuesday, August 26th ( see below, Action Item #2) for the public hearing.

Please join your fellow activists in supporting the LCP by coming in person to the LCP Hearing. You need not speak; however, it's important to sign in and check "VOTE YES". It may take only a couple of hours or so of your time (including drive time). Of course, you are welcome to speak and stay for the entire proceedings.


Subject: Santa Monica Mountains LCP --- PLEASE VOTE YES ON THE LCP
Sign with your name and address.

Date: 9:30 AM on Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Place: 500 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, 90012 Board of Supervisors Hearing Room, 3rd Floor