Supes to decide on future development rules for Santa Monica Mountains
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to hold a public hearing on Tuesday on a proposed local coastal program for the Santa Monica Mountains. The program sets in place a comprehensive set of standards for conservation and development in more than 50,000 acres of land between the 101 Freeway and the ocean.
The California Coastal Act of 1976 established policies designed to guide development in ways that would protect habitats, resources and recreational access in areas along the coast. Amendments in the 1980s mandated that all local governments within a zone along the coast must develop land use and implementation projects designed to protect coastal resources.
The project has support from several local stakeholders, including homeowners groups and the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. The Santa Monica Mountains Task Force of the Sierra Club sent a letter to the board in support of the draft plan.
From the letter:If the board approves the project, it will be sent to the Coastal Commission for consideration.