Friday, August 10, 2018

"Coastal officials vote to tear down sea wall protecting Laguna Beach mansion"

The California Coastal Commission voted unanimously Thursday to order a Laguna Beach couple to pay $1 million in fines and tear down a sea wall that officials say protects a single mansion from erosion at the expense of the public beach in front.


In a preemptive lawsuit against the commission earlier this year, Kaufmann said threats over the sea wall “have had a devastating impact on the value and marketability of the residence,” hindering the owners’ ability to rent the property for $70,000 per month or sell it for its appraised price of $25 million.