Limits on Coastal Commission Authority

Yostv Thomas, 685P. 2d 1152- Cal Supreme Court 1984

 

 

As for local governments, the Coastal Act sets ” ‘minimum standards and policies’ forlocalities to follow in developing land use plans “but leaves” wide discretion to… local government… to determine the contents’ of such plans
— in McAllister v. County of Monterey, 2007 and 13 similar citations

 

 

— our high court noted in Yost that ” ‘the Commission in approving or disapproving an LCP does not create or originate any land use rules and regulations. It can approve or disapprove but it cannot itself draft any part of thecoastal plan
– in SECURITY NATIONAL GUARANTY, INC. v. California Coastal Commission,2008