Zev Yaroslavsky
Supervisors, approve Santa Monica Mountains plan

Los Angeles County Supervisors have an opportunity to make history next week. Before them will be a motion to grant final approval to the Santa Monica Mountains Local Coastal Program, a painstakingly negotiated and carefully balanced plan that would protect the area and guide future development. The supervisors should approve it with gusto. The plan is the result of decades of work by hundreds of people — residents of the area, environmentalists, equestrians, vintners and representatives of various government agencies — led by Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, whose district includes the mountains above Malibu. Yaroslavsky's patient commitment to the process has produced an...