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   Conservation Issues of the Ventana Chapter | monterey county

Marina applies to delete section of Coastal Zone designation

October 2007

The city of Marina is currently applying to the California Coastal Commission for a "Coastal Zone boundary adjustment" that would remove a half acre of Glorya Jean Tate Park from the coastal zone and out of the Commission's jurisdiction. Although all 5 acres of the park must remain as park as a condition specified in the 1984 deed and land transfer, and the application appears to be a simple zoning "housekeeping" measure, the Club is concerned with the precedent the granting of such a request might create along the entire California coastline. The Central Coast Office of the Coastal Commission has never before received a request to eliminate a portion of the Coastal Zone. If the City's application is approved, this precedent might be abused in the future.

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