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Coastal Commission wants Playa Vista to remove un-permitted drains
Coastal Commission wants Playa Vista to remove un-permitted drains

The California Coastal Commission has asked the developer of Playa Vista to remove drains in the Ballona Wetlands that the agency said were not approved and have siphoned water from the ecological preserve. Andrew Willis, an enforcement analyst, said in a letter dated last month that the two drains north and south of Culver Boulevard just west of Lincoln Boulevard were "never authorized ... by the commission in any way that we are aware of." Willis said in an interview that the commission never reviewed the drains and that they were "damaging habitat" in violation of the state Coastal Act. "They're located within a natural wetlands area of which water is...

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