Resolution to Protect Existing Habitat and Beach Access in the City of Malibu

WHEREAS, there are plans to remove a native sycamore tree that has stood for more than a century near the entrance of the Malibu Lagoon, and also to be removed is a stand of eucalyptus trees in an area that serves as beach access parking in Malibu, all to accommodate a new right-turn lane on Pacific Coast Highway at the corner of Cross Creek Road; and

WHEREAS, our party has passed a previous resolution calling for increased protection of habitat (such as trees) near or adjacent to environmentally protected areas such as the Malibu Lagoon; and

WHEREAS, there is popular sentiment to preserve the trees and maintain the existing beach access;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Los Angeles County Democratic Party call upon local city officials and state agencies to find a way of meeting traffic needs without the removal of these existing trees and without a reduction in beach access; and

THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that copies of this resolution be sent to the Malibu City Council, State Senator Fran Pavley, Assemblyman Richard Bloom, Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, California Secretary for Natural Resources John Laird, Director of the California Department of Transportation Malcolm Dougherty and California Coastal Commission Executive Director Dr. Charles Lester.

Dorothy Reik, AD 50

Adopted by LACDP 6/9/15

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