Hearing Set on Crummer Trust LCPA
• CCC Has Indicated Ball Fields Are Out of Bounds
BY BILL KOENEKER
BY BILL KOENEKER
The newly organized Malibu City Council will have its chance to sound off on the California Coastal Commission’s action to scuttle ball fields as part of a development agreement at its meeting scheduled on May 10.
The council is set to consider the modifications made by the Coastal Commission to the city’s Local Coastal Program Amendment for the permit, zone changes and development agreement that was originally created to allow for a site for ball fields adjacent to Bluffs Park in exchange for building a five-home subdivision.
The city’s Planning Manager Joyce Parker-Bozylinski, sets out the city’s options in a notice of the meeting.
The commission’s regulations set out the protocol for possible city council action.
The LCPA certification would not be considered final and effective until a number of actions are taken.
The city official points out that the council must acknowledge receipt of the modifications, accept and agree to any terms or modifications made by the commission and take whatever formal action that is required to satisfy the terms and modifications and agrees to issue coastal permits.
Subsequent to the city council’s action, the executive director, Peter Douglas, reports the council action to the commission, which reviews Malibu’s LCPA and makes a determination whether to certify the LCPA.
Parker has indicated that if the city council does not accept the modifications or terms of the commission, it can resubmit.
However, the commission made it clear it would not allow the city to resubmit on the ball field issue.