The California Coastal Commission was initially created to tell a real estate developer what he could and couldn't do with his property. Given the properties proximity to San Francisco and this cities reputation for aggressive activism on all fronts, the 'best and brightest legal minds' were brought together to create a plan to gain control of private property rights along the coast. What started as a four year permit turned into perpetual control with the enac tment of the California Coastal Act in 1976 that gave the Coastal Commission over-bearing control and authority over private property owners rights. The Coastal Commission flexes its muscles anytime they please and with their 'tribunal board' they have been given exclusive powers, the same as a court or a judge, to alone draw conclusions so as to provide the basis of an official action. that typically results in imposing legal penalties in addition to negatively affecting the legal rights, duties or privileges of private property owners.
Click here to read the plea by the citizens of Solana Beach, Del Mar and the members of the San Dieguito River Park Conservancy to ask the authoritarian Coastal Commission to grant them mercy in allowing the pedestrian boardwalk to remain.
If you are interested in signing the petition to allow the boardwalk to remain where it is and in a location that allows you to get closer to nature than anywhere else in the lagoon, please consider signing the petition here.