Unfairly maligned


    This letter is in response to an editorial that appeared in your paper on Jan. 24, 2002. There were a number of misleading statements made about the Malibu Coastal Land Conservancy (MCLC). To begin with, the MCLC is a grassroots local community organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the unique and wonderful quality of life for all the residents of Malibu. Therefore, it is important to clarify, MCLC has neither filed nor participated in the filing of any lawsuit against the city. The editorial also states that “the MCLC is pursuing its no-growth agenda by ignoring the City of Malibu and going directly to the Coastal Commission and state politicians.” In fact, as an organization dedicated to responsible growth that will insure the quality of life we all cherish, we continue to work with a myriad of individuals and groups in a cooperative, collaborative manner to solve the complex growth challenges that face our community.

    MCLC is a broad-based community organization that includes the support of thousands of residents, surfers, seniors, students, equestrians and property owners who all agree that the City, serving all it’s residents, should take an active roll in the LCP process in a legal and democratic way. MCLC would like to have an LCP that gives the city control over its own destiny, that reflects the communities desire to remain rural and that protects the rights of all its residents. We believe increased dialogue will help resolve any disagreements and help insure the health and reasonable growth in our community. As a community organization, we welcome the communities participation and questions. We can be reached by e-mail at MALIBUCLC@AOL.COM or visit our Web site at http://www.malibucoastalland.com.

    Bob Purvey Member,

    Board of Directors

    Malibu Coastal Land Conservancy