From ActCoastal

Year 2022
Month February
Location Virtual
Description The February Coastal Commission took place virtually on Wednesday, February 9 through Friday, February 11. The first monthly meeting of the Commission’s eleven annual meetings was relatively uneventful with a lighter agenda and not many controversial items. Still, a few developments did spark some public participation, one being the proposed coastal trail improvements by CalTrans at Mussel Shoals. Several local residents spoke against the trail improvements citing concerns regarding historic vandalism and parking restrictions but the project was approved by the Commission in accordance with the agency’s charge to maximize public access to the coast. The meeting also resulted in one vote chart for a new home in Malibu on Broad Beach. [link] This new home would be subject to sea level rise and coastal hazards; a number of special conditions were imposed to potential impacts to the coast and reliance on future shoreline armoring.

Issues voted on at this Meeting

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Issue Summary Outcome
New House on Broad Beach - Klein On Wednesday, the Commission heard an appeal of a City of Malibu issued CDP for a new home development by Klein Family Partnership. The proposed project would demolish an existing home on Broad Beach, remove unpermitted accessory structures including a concrete patio, stairs and lawn area, and construct a new 5,700+ sq.ft. single-family home. The project would also include replacing the wastewater treatment system and some habitat restoration. Coastal Commission staff recommended a number of key improvements to the project to reduce coastal hazards on the site including moving the house 4 feet landward, elevating the home, removing retaining walls that would have acted as shoreline armoring and a lateral public access easement along the beach. Special Condition 2 protects the beach and public coastal resources from a future seawall and — critically — requires the landowner to remove the home or any development if deemed necessary upon government agency orders due to coastal hazards. Importantly, Special Condition 2 also requires the applicant to conduct a mean high tide line survey and seek to retain, relocate or remove the development within 180 days if a survey determines the new home is occupying public tidelands as sea levels rise and the high tide line migrates landward. Special Condition 3 requires disclosure of coastal hazards risks for current and future property owners. Green Dot.png

Vote Chart for this Meeting

Coastal Commission Vote Chart

February 2022 Meeting

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

Commissioner New House on Broad Beach - Klein
CaroleGroom 2012.jpg Carole Groom Good Vote
Nl12c hart.jpg Caryl Hart Good Vote
DBochco.jpg Dayna Bochco Good Vote by Alternate
Donne.gif Donne Brownsey Good Vote
EffieT-S.png Effie Turnbull-Sanders Good Vote
Rice.jpg Katie Rice Good Vote
Escalante.jpg Linda Escalante Good Vote
MeaganHarmon 2020 0116 color corrected.png Meagan Harmon Good Vote
Mikewilson.png Mike Wilson Good Vote
RU.jpg Roberto Uranga Good Vote
Saraa.jpg Sara Aminzadeh Good Vote
200px-Steve Padilla1.jpg Steve Padilla Good Vote by Alternate