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Welcome to ActCoastal, the California Coast Accountability Project. ActCoastal is a campaign to protect California’s coast by bringing transparency and accountability to the actions of the California Coastal Commission.

Recommended reading: The Verde Paper – Latino Perspectives on Conservation Leadership

January Coastal Commission Reminder

This is a reminder that the next Coastal Commission meeting is coming up next Wednesday, Jan. 11 through Friday, Jan. 13 in San Luis Obispo. You can view the agenda here. Your ActCoastal team will be there, as always, to track key items that may affect our California coast.

The LA Times reported that California Coastal Commission member Wendy Mitchell resigned last Friday. Mitchell has one of the worst voting records of all the commissioners and supported the ousting of the agency's executive director last year. California State Treasurer John Chiang wisely noted in the Sac Bee that, "as we look ahead to the next four years, it will be more important than ever to have the right guardians in state agencies, especially the Coastal Commission."

Also noteworthy, is item F 7a Request to Waive Permit Application Fee (Poseidon Resources (Surfside), LLC, Huntington Beach). This is a request by Poseidon to waive the application fee for its pending resubmittal of permit application for its proposed seawater desalination facility in Huntington Beach, Orange County.

You can read last month's full meeting report here. Don't forget to check the Vote Chart for January's key conservation votes.

You can follow us on Twitter and Facebook, too! As ever, thanks for your support and dedication to access, open space protection and coastal preservation! Please let us know of your coastal concerns – we must all work together to #SaveOurCoast!

ActCoastal Blog

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