In Dan Walters’ opinion piece railing about “activist government,” in discussing regulation of the California coastline he leaves out the fact that the California Coastline Initiative (Proposition 20) was overwhelmingly approved by the voters in 1972, to take effect for four years.
After that period, the California Legislature passed the California Coastal Act in 1976, to extend coastal protection indefinitely. Sure, developers are unhappy, but one can only imagine what might be left of our coastline, had the voters not been so wise.
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