One hundred plus members of the Big Sur
community gathered to participate in CPOA's October General
Meeting. The Big Sur Bakery, compliments of Mike Gilson, provided
excellent drinks and food prior to the meeting. We started
promptly at 6:00pm with a brief announcement by Mary Ann Jardine,
CPOA's outgoing President, describing the CPOA board of
director's slate and reminding everyone to sign up for membership
Candidates for BOS for 5th District, Dave Potter, Susan Goldbeck
and Elizabeth, representative from Steve Collins campaign,
shared withy the community their positions on the issues.
A roundtable discussion with Jim Burling of Pacific Legal
Foundation and Lee Otter, staffer with the California Coastal
Commission discussed the following points:
- Lee described the Coastal Commission: how it is organized;
how powers are distributed between staff and the commissions;
when does the Commission get involved at the local level.
- Jim Burling provided a brief update of the "Marine Forest"
case. Lee Otter did not comment as he is not involved in
- Jim and Lee discussed what would be appropriate powers
for the CCC should the courts decide that it is unconstitutional
in its current form.
- Critical View shed, ESHA and planned retreat from the ocean,
a recommendation from staff to Monterey County to be included
in the GPU, were briefly discussed by Jim, Lee, and the audience.
The meeting adjourned at 8:10pm.