Sorry, Sarah Christie, legislative director of the California Coastal Commission, my opinion stands firm.
Let us do a visual picture here. If I were to build a cottage, waterfalls, staircases and a huge dance floor near iconic redwoods and near a stream with threatened steelhead trout in the Ventana area of Big Sur, which is a state of California treasure, plus do grading on prime coastal land that is ecologically sensitive without building permits being issued by any agency, the outcome, I assure you, would have been very different for me.
Who doesn’t apply for a building permit before grading and construction begins, especially within this ecologically sensitive area?
So what exactly are you saying, Ms. Christie? Look, we the California Coastal Commission viewed the problem but he gave us these buildings and $2.5 million, all for the good of environmental protection and more public benefit.
The arrogance of the entire situation is outrageous! The California Coastal Commission bungled this badly.