You'd think the ADU wars would be over. But in recent court decisions, Malibu lost an attempt to subject an ADU to a coastal development permit, while Coronado succeeded in limiting the combined size of an ADU and the adjacent house.
The dispute between the State of California and a group of Malibu residents regarding the restoration of the Malibu Lagoon is the latest land-use dispute in this city which occupies – apt word! – a coveted, 30-mile stretch of coastline in Los Angeles County. To the outward eye, the issue appears to center on the state's desire to restore a degraded wetlands area vs. the concerns of local surfers who are fretting about the fate of the legendary point break at Surfrider Beach.