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This website is published by The Big Sur Local Coastal Program Defense Committee.
The Defense Committee is an ad hoc group initially brought together by a concern about the lack of enforcement of existing law prohibiting Short Term Rentals (STRs) in the Big Sur planning area. Please read the Issue Statement.
However the need to be ‘ever vigilant’ when it comes to upholding the LCP is true today perhaps more than ever, at the time of writing this is in clear evidence by the violations of due process when issuing permits for the recent developments at Ventana Inn.
We try to address this and other concerns in the following pages. Please keep in touch and ask yourself what you can do to help preserve this beautiful coast!
We are welcoming any comments and/or suggestions for this website. Please stay in touch e-mail us CLICK HERE.
We have over 200 persons (including former elected officials Sam Farr, Karin Strasser Kauffman and Dave Potter) signed on as supporters of the effort to uphold existing law keeping STRs illegal in the Big Sur Planning Area.
From the Big Sur LUP: “The significance of the residential areas for planning purposes is that they have the capacity, to some extent, to accommodate additional residential demand. Unlike the larger properties or commercial centers, they are not well suited for commercial agriculture, commercial, or visitor uses (author’s emphasis); use of these areas, to the extent consistent with resource protection, should continue to be for residential purposes.” (LUP, 5.1.1, pg. 81)