Posts Tagged ‘Peter Douglas’

This won’t end well: Coastal Commission gets more power

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

Budget trailer bills continue to be a great vehicle for legslative mischief in Sacramento. Here we go again, reports the Merc-News: "The California Coastal Commission can now fine property owners who illegally block public access to beaches, putting new teeth into a 38-year-old environmental law, u...

Incoming Assembly speaker seeks vast new power for Coastal Commission

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

If you had to come up with one state agency that has done the most damage to California's economy with its regulatory sweep and overreach, you'll never come close to topping the state Air Resources Board. But it you wanted to pick the one state agency that most consistently advocates a radical vi...

CA’s economic funk: ‘Regulators gone wild’ take their toll

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

For Sunday's U-T San Diego, I did an essay about how California went from being the world pioneer in sensible efforts to clean up air pollution and coastal waters to a laboratory for fanatics who want to go ever farther in regulation, whatever the downside. "The CEOs who have long ranked California...

Calif. just for rich folks now

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

April 28, 2012 By John Seiler California is just for rich folks now. If you're middle class, I suggest getting out. If you're poor, you can get EBT cards, Section 8 housing, etc., but then you're hooked into the government system. Some of my previous posts on this topic raised the hackles of so...

Kotkin: Businesses, jobs exiting California

Monday, April 23rd, 2012
Kotkin: Businesses, jobs exiting California

Commentary April 23, 2012 By John Seiler A couple of weeks ago Peter Douglas died. For 25 years he was the head of the California Coastal Commission. In an article, I pointed out that he was an elitist who was obsessed with hyper-regulating California for the enjoyment of elitists like himself --...

Legislative swooning over CA coastal guru

Monday, April 9th, 2012

April 9, 2012 By Katy Grimes In the California Assembly and Senate Monday, one would have thought that Franklin Delano Roosevelt had just died and was being eulogized. But the ghost of FDR was not present. Instead, Peter Douglas of the notorious California Coastal Commission, who passed away last...

Coastal Commission Evicts Families

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Lloyd Billingsley: Staff of the California Coastal Commission (CCC) had sought to limit the time residents of Lawson’s Landing, a beach resort in Marin County, could stay in their own trailer homes, which they would be forced to rent when not occupied. That scheme did not sit well with the trai...