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California Coastal Law
All Points of View on Legal & Policy Issues
September 22 - 23, 2016  •  InterContinental Century City  •  Los Angeles

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Earn Up to 12 Hours MCLE Credit Including 1 Hour of Ethics Credit
Earn Up to 12 Hours AICP Credit
Conference Highlights

Dear Colleague:

CLE International’s California Coastal Law & Policy Conference returns after a several year hiatus. The theme for this year’s program is “Speaking Coastal.” The Coastal Act and Commission practice have their own language that is expressed in terms of the coastal resources and policies identified in the statute. While there may be different points of view on questions of resource protection and policy, we should at least be speaking the same language on these issues. The goal of the program is to stimulate thought and communication about issues in the language of the Coastal Act and Commission practice.

Speakers from the California Coastal Commission, the California Attorney General’s Office, industry experts, and advocates for the environment will gather again in Los Angeles to discuss the complex legal and policy issues currently facing the coastal zone. Q&A sessions with panelists will provide audience members the opportunity for meaningful dialogue with the speakers.

The program will cover:

• Civil Rights and Environmental Justice in the Coastal Zone

• CEQA and the Coastal Act

• Perspectives of the California Coastal Commission Staff and Commissioners on such topics as Civil Rights and Environmental Justice, and the Coastal Decision-Making Process

• Ex Parte Communications

• Permits and Appeals – Overview of the Process

• Low Cost Visitor Serving Lodging in the Coastal Zone

• Takings and the Coastal Act • Public Access Policy and Practice

• Sea Level Rise and Climate Change in the Coastal Zone

• Understanding the Biology of Environmentally Sensitive Habitat Areas (ESHA) and Wetlands … and more!

This will be a must-attend event for private practitioners, government officials, agency staff, developers, planners, environmental advocates, consultants, engineers, attorneys, scientists, business owners, and other land use professionals. We look forward to seeing you in September!


Stanley W. Lamport, Esq. Program Co-Chair Cox Castle & Nicholson, Los Angeles

April Winecki, Principal Program Co-Chair Winecki Consulting, Santa Barbara