Prevent dangerous overnight camping

Malibu residents have an opportunity to participate and help keep Malibu safe from overnight campfire dangers by attending and voicing your concerns at the meeting of the California Coastal Commission on June 10, 2009 at the Marina Del Rey Hotel. The City of Malibu has chartered a bus that will leave City Hall on June 10 at 8:45 a.m. Space is limited, please call (310)456-CITY to reserve your seat now!

On June 10, the California Coastal Commission will vote on whether to allow overnight camping in Ramirez, Escondido and Corral Canyons. These areas are ripe with fuel and are simply tinder boxes that could become the site of Malibu’s next fire disaster if overnight camping is allowed. The next disaster may result in the loss of life and property and could certainly cost millions of dollars in fire fighting efforts when our resources are already stretched beyond our limits.

Malibu hosts over 16 million visitors each year. The citizens of Malibu are responsible custodians who want to preserve and protect the natural beauty of our coast. Just over a year ago, the California Coastal Commission voted to save our coast from the environmental hazards posed by a proposed LNG facility off our coast. We are grateful that the Coastal Commission acted as stewards of our environment then. We pray that they will continue to be responsible custodians and vote to deny dangerous overnight camping in Malibu.

Pamela Conley Ulich

Council member

The Malibu Times is the first newspaper in Malibu, serving the community since 1946.

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