Skip to comments.A Documentary Critical of the California Coastal Commission Under Attack
Posted on 06/18/2009 7:06:02 AM PDT by CounterCounterCulture
June 17, 2009 - A filmmaker who is producing Sins of Commission, a movie critical of the California Coastal Commissions infringement on private property rights, was served a subpoena by the commission to acquire raw footage of the film before its final release! Claiming that this intimidation is an attack on his 1st Amendment Rights, the filmmaker is going public. This legal tactic comes as no surprise to property owners who have dealt with a commission who has denied them the ability to make even the most modest improvements to their homes -- or permission to trim dry brush around their property during fire season. In fact, some believe that the Coastal Commission is using intimidation to suppress any criticism of the unelected commission that is accountable to no one! Perhaps, it will only be when the film is finally made public that California voters will understand the full scope and authority of this powerful, yet otherwise obscure State commission.
Click here to watch the NBC LA'S Coverage of the developing story
California Coastal Supression.. Uhhh.. Commission wants fairness in protrayal.
That would be in the fiction section, I believe.
They should put the film up on Google Video today
"They simply want the film blocked, and will go to any length to accomplish their goal - eiven if it means violating the 1st amendment of the US Constitution to do it."
-Richard Oshen, filmmaker
But don't bet your piece of coastal property on it.
I wish California and its local governments could have back the money spent litigating against their citizens.
This ‘commission’ was a fraud from it’s inception.
NObama is using the template for this group as a pattern for his own administration.
CCC has caused more problems than it ever solved.
Like the TRPA-Tahoe Regional Planning Authority— in Lake Tahoe, they won’d let homeowners clean up fire materials/fuel/dry needles from the ground around your own homw, and then when 63 homes got destroyed in 2007, all hell broke loose. Most of those houses were very expensive. TRPA fined people who tried to rake up dead pine needles from the ground around their homes.
This flies in the face of fire district rulings which demand that you must have 30-60 feet of ‘defensible space’ around your home on larger parcels.
2 agencies which cannot get on the same page, and insurance gets hammered.