President’s weekly report — April 18, 2014

Property Rights — California Coastal Commission We filed our brief in Lynch v. California Coastal Commission.  Here, the Commission is 1) refusing to allow a pair of homeowners to repair some storm-damaged beach stairs unless the stairs are dedicated for public use … Continue reading

PLF files response brief in Coastal Commission case

On Friday, we filed our Respondents Brief in the California Court of Appeal (4th District) in Lynch v. California Coastal Commission. … Continue reading

President’s Report – April 4, 2014

Property Rights – California Coastal Commission We reported last week that the California Court of Appeal issued an adverse decision in SDS Family Trust v. CCC, based on its misunderstanding of the facts related to when the family challenged the … Continue reading

January Coastal Commission Wrap Up

PLF keeps tabs on all of the happenings with the California Coastal Commission by attending their monthly meetings. We live tweet those meetings @TheCoastWatch, and provide recaps here at the blog. Here’s a rundown on what happened at the meeting … Continue reading

PLF’s @TheCoastWatch is live-tweeting from the California Coastal Commission meeting

@TheCoastWatch is live-tweeting from the California Coastal Commission meeting in San Diego today through Friday.  PLF is the only organization that regularly monitors the California Coastal Commission, a regulatory agency with vast control over the state’s hundreds of miles of … Continue reading

San Diego Union Tribune covers PLF’s Lynch case

Earlier this week the San Diego Union Tribune covered our Lynch v. California Coastal Commission case which challenges the Coastal Commission‘s policy of phasing out private beach stairways and making it very difficult to build protective seawalls.  As previously noted, target=”_blank”>PLF represents Encinitas … Continue reading

President’s weekly report — December 13, 2013

Environment — EPA’s War on Coal We filed our amicus brief in Mingo Logan Coal Co. v. EPA.  Our blog post about the case is here.  In this case, the Corps of Engineers approved a wetlands fill permit for a coal mine.  While … Continue reading

Coastal Commission leaves city out to dry

We’ve all heard about how the California Coastal Commission loves to micromanage and bully coastal cities and counties.   Whether it’s second-guessing the most insignificant local project, or requiring municipalities to include in their local laws severe restrictions against property owners, … Continue reading

Oral argument in Coastal Commission appeal tomorrow, in Ventura

Tomorrow, I will argue SDS Family Trust v. California Coastal Commission in the California Court of Appeal, in Ventura, at 1:30 p.m.  This case challenges the constitutionality of a public-access easement that the California Coastal Commission seeks to exact from a … Continue reading

Agencies use global warming anxiety to strangle property rights

As Coastal Land Rights Week concludes, it is important to recognize that a tremendous amount of work remains to be done. Governments around the country seem set on taking property along the coast at no cost. Currently the greatest publicity … Continue reading