Point of view


I would like to voice my opinion, as a longtime resident of Malibu, in favor of Peter Morton’s proposed amendment. The Coastal Commission’s current rules do not provide any meaningful views of the ocean from PCH. Much of the view of the ocean is blocked by houses with as little as five feet between them.

If Mr. Morton’s amendment should be adopted, it would be a much better step toward creating views of Malibu’s beautiful coastline. It would allow homeowners along the coast to create larger, uninterrupted views of the water and beach. I hope the City Council recognizes that this amendment is an obvious improvement over what has been imposed on our City by the Coastal Commission. I hope, for both homeowners and motorists, that they will pass this amendment.

Michael Riehl