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    It was interesting to hear the many points of view, concerns, and suggestions presented at last week’s Coastal Commission hearing. As a speaker on behalf of the Grass Roots Petition, I wanted to be sure that the Commission was aware of the petition and its progress in objecting to the AB988 legislation. (This new law transfers our right to create our local land use laws to the Coastal Commission.) The large response to the petition in the short time it has been circulating in Malibu proves that there is major opposition to AB988,

    The Coastal Commission appears to be willing to work with our city’s elected representatives to negotiate a final LCP issue by issue. Whether we can truly reach a positive working situation remains to be seen.

    Meanwhile, we must continue to collect signatures to support our city in the proposed negotiations. It is important to increase our voice as much as we can to keep up the pressure for a free Malibu. Please continue to send your competed forms to “Petition” Box 786, Malibu, 90265. To request a petition, or for further information, call 310.457 4588.

    Ruth White