Great news!!! According to Noreen Evans’ staff, SB 588, which would have given the Coastal Commission unilateral authority to assess fines and penalties, has been pulled! It will not be heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee May 3rd 2011, is off the table for this year, and is now a two-year bill. We think they recognized that there was lots of opposition and that landowners, farmers and ranchers had very valid arguments.
Many thanks to John Gamper, California Farm Bureau Federation, coastal county Farm Bureaus, California Cattlemen’s Association and to each of YOU, for all your letters, faxes and phone calls!!
Jane Gyorgy on Drakes Bay Oyster Company EIS… Laura Peters on MCFB Annual Dinner