California is finally taking steps to seize control of a so called “private beach” south of Half Moon Bay, with the hope of restoring public access.
Martins Beach in San Mateo County was closed to the public after rat tech billionaire Vinod Khosla purchased nearly 90 acres of beachfront property in 2008.
Rat Khosla then blocked entry to the beach, posted “do not enter signs” and hired security guards to keep people out.
In lawsuits, he argues the beach is private property.
WTF is up with that???
Fortunately, a bill from state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, would allow the State Lands Commission to use eminent domain to take control of 6.4 acres sought to guarantee public access.
At present, the commission cannot use public funds for eminent domain.
Hill’s bill would change that, and allow public, private and nonprofit donations to be deposited into the new account.
This is an example of when eminent domain is absolutely appropriate.
Source: The Sacramento Bee
Categories: Sacramento Update