“In order to appeal the City's decision, you must qualify as an "aggrieved person" under the Coastal Act (see Coastal Act Section 30801, attached). To qualify as an aggrieved person, you must have participated or made your views known as an individual in some manner during the City's local process (e.g., testify at a public hearing, submit a letter or email to the local government staff detailing your comments and concerns, etc.). In this case, although you edited an informational news brief on Carmel beach fires for the Carmel Residence Association newsletter, you did not participate in the City's local process (i.e., you did not make your concerns regarding the Beach Fire Management Program known to the local government) and you did not participate as an individual (i.e., the newsletter was drafted under the signature of the Carmel Residence Association not your individual signature), and thus, as an individual you do not qualify as an aggrieved person with standing to submit an appeal.” The letter document copy is embedded.
CCC Letter to Flowers Re Appeal Standing 7-27-16
CALIFORNIA COASTAL COMMISSION
Mike Watson, Coastal Planner, Central Coast District Office
July 27, 2016
Subject: Your Appeal of the City of Carmel's Action on the Beach Fire Management Program