The Coastal Rights Coalition, Inc. (CRC) is a legally recognized California non-profit 501c(4) Corporation with the primary goal of protecting and preserving private property rights of oceanfront homeowners in California. We are volunteer homeowners and business owners who have a strong desire to continue to enjoy our homes paralleling the Pacific Ocean.
The Coastal Rights Coalition (CRC) was initially formed in 2017 to defeat Assembly Bill 1129. This piece of legislation was moving quietly and, for the most part, unchallenged through the various Assembly committees. Had this piece of legislation not been converted to a two-year bill, it would have allowed the Coastal Commission to unilaterally impose fines without due process and would have also classified the term “existing structures” to only apply to properties that were in place prior to 1977 instantly stripping inherent constitutional rights for owners to protect and repair their homes as part of regular maintenance and in the event of natural disasters.
Through the volunteer efforts of our Board, we were able to defeat AB 1129 and grow our coalition base to approximately 5,000 coastal property owners stretching almost the entire length of the state.
The CRC has, up to this point, been driven forward by the volunteer involvement of its Board of Directors and a handful of CRC members, however, we see this organization taking shape and growing into something much larger and more time intensive than the Board is able to accommodate directly. How you can help.
The Coastal Rights Coalition is dedicated to promoting fair and transparent coastal regulations, which even-handedly implement the state mandate to protect both public access and private property rights along the coast guaranteed by the California Constitution and the California Coastal Act.
- Join together like-minded people to influence and promote clear, concise coastal regulations and permit conditions which equally respect private property rights
- Reach out and educate all CA oceanfront homeowners on current policies under review that directly impact their properties and future ownership rights. We need to organize and develop strength and unity within our local communities and at the state level.