The Federation pays tribute to Peter Douglas, long-time Executive Director of the California Coastal Commission, who just passed away. As Director of the Coastal Commission, Peter was an unequivocal hero – a legend in protecting our coastal resources from unscrupulous development.
Locally, he played a lead role in persuading the Legislature to expand the Coastal Zone boundary five miles inland to take in Saddle Peak, Malibu Canyon, and much of the Mulholland Corridor, providing important protection for today’s Santa Monica Mountains parks.
We – and the Mountains – will miss Peter very much, but the benefits of his many years of work to protect our mountains and canyons and the Malibu Coast will live on long after him.
Read the excellent article in the New York Times.