California Coastal Commission Eyes Beefing Up Beach Access for All

With hundreds of miles of picturesque and accessible coastline, California has an abundance of beaches for all of its 39 million residents plus tourists to enjoy. But while the state’s constitution guarantees a public right of beach access and there are over 1,000 access points statewide, low-income and minority communities have long struggled to connect with the Golden State’s majestic shoreline.

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California Development

Developers brought a federal complaint against Defense Secretary James Mattis, challenging the closure and transfer of Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach to allow development of 12,272 residential units and 6.1 million square-feet of commercial space on 5,000 acres “along one of the most congested transportation arteries in the nation.”

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