Thank goodness there are environmental groups studying bills as they wend their way through the California state assemby and senate! One bill environmentalists flagged was AB 2226, which,I think, to most people who aren’t land use attorneys, would seem pretty bland. Well, it wasn’t, and the bill got shot down in a state senate last week.
According to the website, http://greenroots.pcl.org, it would have reduced the ability of public agencies like the California Coastal Commission, from ascertaining who actually owned what land, like in the case of U2 guitarist, The Edge (David Evans), who applied to the Commission to build 5 large mansions on a Malibu ridgeline. That is because the bill would have made it easy to hide true property ownership behind limited liability limited partnerships (LLLPs).
It’s pretty esoteric stuff, eh? To get the details, go to: http://greenroots.pcl.org or to our local Las Virgenes Homeowners Federation newsletter at: www.lvhf.org. (And thanks for all the good work the Federation does, in protecting our Santa Monica Mountains!)