California Coastal Commission Meeting for Point Loma Project to Be Held in Marin County

The Coastal Commission rotates their meetings throughout the state on purpose, and over the long run this actually provides the public will with MORE access to them. (Would you rather have all meetings held in Sacramento, like the majority of our state government?) I understand that it may seem odd to adjudicate a San Diego issue in Marin County. But if you examine the commission’s agenda for this meeting (http://www.coastal.ca.gov/mtgcurr.html) you will see that there are over 40 agenda items spread out over two days, and that those items are for projects across the state. So there would be no way to please everyone here. However, if you have concerns about this project, you need not attend a meeting to be heard. The commission accepts written comments as well, and I believe they are legally obligated to weigh those comments just as heavily as in-person speakers. In addition, all of their meetings are broadcast live from their website. So I think this criticism is a bit misplaced. Stories like these, which seem like they were written intentionally to stir up irrational anger at government, do nothing to help public discourse.
— May 1, 2012 8:21 a.m.

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