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Buy the new
WHALE TAIL® license plate
our coast and ocean.
During the summer of 2012 staff from the California Department of Finance conducted a review of all the specialty license plates in the state. The purpose of the review was to determine whether fees collected from license plate sales are being spent in ways that comply with their authorized uses and limitations. We are pleased to report that the Department of Finance concluded that both the Coastal Commission and the Coastal Conservancy are using revenues from the Whale Tail License Plate fully in accordance with the purposes outlined in the California Vehicle Code.
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California's coastal program received the the American Planning
Association, California Chapter, Award of Excellence recognizing 40 years
of innovation in planning and coastal protection.
See the video:
See presentations of accomplishments up and down the coast. The most recent presentation is of Malibu and the Santa Monica Mountains .
Press Release: Ackerberg Settlement to Open Carbon Beach Public Accessway (March 15, 2013)
The California Coastal Commission reached a settlement with Lisette Ackerberg to open up a public accessway to Carbon Beach, resolving a long-standing violation, including removing unpermitted development, opening up the accessway, and payment of over $1.1 million in mitigation, penalties and attorneys fees.
For more information, see Commission Cease and Desist Order Amendment No. CCC-09-CD-01-A (Ackerberg – Malibu, Los Angeles Co.)
Commission Approves Major Redevelopment of Chula Vista Bayfront
With broad support from the community, the Coastal Commission unanimously approved the Chula Vista Bayfront Master Plan at its August 2012 meeting. See more about this and other recent Commission accomplishments.
Join us in helping to clean up tsunami debris!
During 2013, the Coastal Commission is mobilizing people all along the California coast
to clean up debris that was washed away from Japan during the March 2011 tsunami.
to the Commission
See briefings such as the Federal Consistency Program Briefing from February 9, as well as previous ones on open meetings, vertical accessways, wetlands, and the Coastal Act.
Did you know that the California Coastal Commission is now offering a
on permit application fees for green building projects?
Learn the details!
The latest volume in our series of coastal guides is now available!
This volume, Beaches and Parks from San Francisco to Monterey, includes
Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Monterey Counties.
Here is the cover of this latest volume:
Take a peek at the introduction
and then find out more!
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