Coastal Conservancy Considers Funding of Plan for Access at Existing Locations within City Boundaries
• State Agency May Allocate Up to $470,000 for the Effort
BY ANNE SOBLE
The California Coastal Conservancy is scheduled to consider action next week to spend close to a half million dollars to fund preparation of a Malibu Coastal Access Public Works Plan by the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority for a dozen access sites located in the City of Malibu.
Funded primarily by voter-approved general obligation bonds, the Coastal Conservancy, established in 1976, is a state agency that seeks to “purchase, protect, restore, and enhance coastal resources, and to provide access to the shore” in partnership with local governments, other public agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private landowners.
Possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $470,000 to the MRCA to prepare a Malibu Coastal Access Public Works Plan for the specific sites in the city is item number 10 on the agenda for Thursday, Dec. 6, at 9 a.m. in the Port San Luis Harbor District Coastal Gateway Building at 3900 Avila Beach Drive in Avila Beach.
The specific locations along the city coastline earmarked for inclusion in the plan are:
(A) Las Tunas Beach: 19016 Pacific Coast Highway; fee owner Harner; deed restriction in favor of public access; 19020 PCH; fee owner: Hundley; public access easement owner: MRCA.
(B) Las Tunas Beach: no street address: Los Angeles County Assessor Parcel Nos: 4449-007-013, -014, -015, -016 and -017; fee owner: MRCA.
(C) Las Flores Beach: 20802 PCH; fee owner: Lent; public access easement owner: State of California for benefit of the Conservancy.
(D) La Costa Beach: 21554 PCH; fee owner: Wayne; deed restriction in favor of public access.
(E) La Costa Beach: 21664 PCH; fee owner Conservancy.
(F) Carbon Beach: 22030 PCH; fee owner Pozzo/Keith; deed restriction in favor of public access.
(G) Carbon Beach: 22466 PCH; fee owner: Ackerberg; public access easement owner: MRCA.
(H) Malibu Cove Beach: 26834 Malibu Cove Colony Road; fee owner: Toberman; deed re?striction in favor of public access.
(I) Escondido Beach: 27400 PCH (aka “Geoffrey’s Restaurant”); fee owner: Holiday House, LLC and 27348 PCH; fee owner Finer Space Malibu LLC; vertical public access easement owner: MRCA. (Easement begins at Geoffrey’s Restaurant, passes across Escondido Beach Road (private street) and continues over 27348 Pacific Coast Highway (residential parcel on the beach).
(J) Escondido Beach: 27700 PCH; fee owner Dick Clark; deed restriction in favor of public access;
(K) Escondido Beach: 27910 PCH; fee owner: Wildman; parking access easement owner: Conservancy; also at adjacent property 27920 PCH; fee owner: Mancuso; vertical public access easement owner: Conservancy.
(L) Lechuza Beach: no street addresses available for Los Angeles County Assessor Parcel Nos (APNs): 4470-021-900; 4470-028-900 through 918; 4470-001-900, 4470-024-900, 901: fee owner for public access: MRCA; easements over West Sea Level Drive and East Sea Level Drive, APNs 4470-021-008, 009; easement owner: MRCA; APNs 4470-001-003, 004, 005,006, 008, 012, 013; lateral beach access easement owner: MRCA; and 31736 Broad Beach Road; fee owner: Barbara J. Page, trustee; vertical public access easement owner: Conservancy.
At the Dec. 6 meeting, the members of the panel also are expected to confer in closed session regarding the Malibu access controversy involving Lisette Ackerberg in Ackerberg v. California Coastal Commission, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BS122006, and related litigation, including Access for All v. Ackerberg, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC405058.
They will also review Malibu-Encinal Homeowners Association v. Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, et al, Los Angeles County Superior Court, Case No. BS 431798.