From ActCoastal

Year 2019
Month December
Location Calabasas
Description The Coastal Commission’s December hearing took place in Calabasas at the King Gillette Ranch on Wednesday, Dec. 11 through Friday, Dec. 13. The agenda was slightly lighter than usual with one key controversial item on Thursday. The Commission approved an after-the-fact coastal development permit for the construction and operation of the Shore Hotel in Santa Monica. The meeting resulted in one vote chart.

Issues voted on at this Meeting

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Issue Summary Outcome
Shote Hotel ATF Permit After settling an enforcement violation in May 2019 for operating out of conformance with the Coastal Act for nearly a decade, the Santa Monica-based Shore Hotel requested an after-the-fact approval permit for their continued operations. The Shore Hotel proposed to continue operating as a high-cost hotel despite the original permit requiring them to construct and operate a low-to-moderate-cost hotel to replace the 95-room lower-cost hotel that was demolished. Commissioners found the proposed mitigation package extremely inadequate and, instead of denial, opted to negotiate with the applicant from the dais. As a result, the Shore Hotel agreed to supply 72 low-to-moderate-cost hotels on site and to pay a mitigation fee for the remaining rooms. They also proposed to construct and operate a 14-room “micro hotel” in a vacant portion of the building and to offer a youth lodging program within the micro hotel to nonprofit coastal recreation programs aimed at underserved youth. Red Dot.png

Vote Chart for this Meeting

Coastal Commission Vote Chart

December 2019 Meeting

Green Dot.png = Positive Conservation Vote         Red Dot.png = Negative Conservation Vote

Commissioner Shote Hotel ATF Permit
CaroleGroom 2012.jpg Carole Groom Good Vote
Nl12c hart.jpg Caryl Hart Bad Vote
DBochco.jpg Dayna Bochco Bad Vote
Donne.gif Donne Brownsey Bad Vote
EffieT-S.png Effie Turnbull-Sanders Good Vote
Erik-280x300.png Erik Howell Bad Vote
Rice.jpg Katie Rice Bad Vote
Escalante.jpg Linda Escalante Bad Vote by Alternate
Mikewilson.png Mike Wilson Good Vote
RU.jpg Roberto Uranga Good Vote
Saraa.jpg Sara Aminzadeh Good Vote
200px-Steve Padilla1.jpg Steve Padilla Bad Vote