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Protecting the Coast Requires Integrity
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The landmark Coastal Act, passed by the legislature in 1976 as a result of a 1972 voter initiative, Proposition 20, mandated protection of the precious California coast and created the California Coastal Commission to oversee its implementation and enforcement. SOCC’s mission is to insure that the Coastal Commission carries out its mandate in an open, honest and transparent way, allowing, as required by the Coastal Act, “maximum public participation”.

As SPOTLIGHT's first action to ensure transparency SOCC filed a lawsuit against those Commissioners who violated the ex-parte disclosure laws. As stated by our attorney, Cory Briggs: The defendants lack of transparency is the equivalent of a crime against democracy. "My client has one belief: that the way you best protect the coast is to protect government, the public's government, the instrumentality of self-government. You can't have effective long-term coastal protection that also respects property rights if the public does not know what's going on."

HELP US TAKE BACK THE COAST!

The Coastal Act is the people's law, passed as a result of an initiative. It is clear that if the people of this State wish to protect the coast of California, the people will once again have to come together and take direct action. SPOTLIGHT is leading the way but we need your help.

SOCC TAKES LEGAL ACTION AGAINST 5 COASTAL COMMISSIONERS
SOCC TAKES LEGAL ACTION AGAINST 5 COASTAL COMMISSIONERS

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IF YOU CARE ABOUT THE COAST, SUPPORT SPOTLIGHT'S LEGAL ACTIONS TO
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We hope you can help by making a donation to this effort. It will go a long way toward helping to restore an open and honest Coastal Commission and protection of our precious coastal resources today and for future generations.

Join with the Victoria Principal Foundation for Thoughtful Existence in contributing to SOCC's effort. They know that this will make a difference for protecting our coast and so should you.

OUR BOARD:    Kathryn Burton, Chair    Susan Turney, Secretary    Gerald Sodomka, Treasurer

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