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A. Harrison Barnes, Contributing Columnist, Malibu attorney
12:14 pm PDT March 25, 2014

Most homeowners in Malibu are under the jurisdiction of the California Coastal Commission. Because of this, even simple additions or remodels can be deemed “development,” meaning the project requires approval and a permit from the Commission. In addition, much of the land in Malibu is subject to the Santa Monica Mountains North Area Plan and Los Angeles County zoning laws.