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!