Pacific Palisades

A public hearing is scheduled Aug. 3 on two city permits for Occidental Petroleum's controversial planned oil drilling along the shoreline at Pacific Palisades.

The Los Angeles zoning administrator's office must decide whether to approve the specific technical aspects of Occidental's proposed operation and whether the drilling conforms to the state Coastal Act of 1976.

The hearing will start at 9 a.m. at the Felicia Mahood Senior Citizen Center, 11338 Santa Monica Blvd.

The zoning administrator's decisions can be appealed to the city Board of Zoning Appeals; the question of compliance with the Coastal Act must also be considered by the state Coastal Commission. Occidental must receive all of the permits to proceed with its plans, said the company's attorney, Maria Hummer.

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