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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 1991
Huntington Beach City Councilwoman Linda Moulton-Patterson, a foe of Pierside Village and other proposed projects on public beaches, on Wednesday was appointed to the state Coastal Commission. She is scheduled to be sworn in today. Moulton-Patterson, 48, was notified of her selection about two hours after the Coastal Commission voted to sustain approval of Pierside Village in Huntington Beach. "If I had been on the commission today, I would have voted against Pierside," Moulton-Patterson said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 1991 | BILL BILLITER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The state Coastal Commission, on a 5-4 vote, stunned an audience Wednesday by leaving the door open for Pierside Village, the controversial complex proposed for oceanfront property. In its surprise move, the commission rejected the recommendations against Pierside by its own staff, the state attorney general's office and the State Lands Commission. Instead, the Coastal Commission continued its 1986 approval of the controversial project simply by refusing to hold a new hearing on the matter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 1991 | BILL BILLITER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The powerful state Coastal Commission at a meeting here today is likely to drive a final nail into the coffin of the controversial Pierside Village project. The commission's staff has recommended that the agency forbid Huntington Beach to allow any more large commercial buildings--such as Pierside Village--in the Municipal Pier area. If the panel upholds its staff recommendation, as it usually does, Pierside Village would appear to be dead.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 1991 | BILL BILLITER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a long and emotional hearing Monday night, the City Council voted 4 to 3 to deny a lease of 3 1/2 beachfront acres for a controversial restaurant project called Pierside Village. "I think this is the end of Pierside Village," Mayor Peter M. Green said. "The council certainly cannot be forced to give a lease for this project." A tense audience immediately broke into applause and cheers after the vote.
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July 15, 1991 | BILL BILLITER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A proposal to build a cluster of restaurants near the pier here reaches two critical hurdles this week. The State Lands Commission, which opposes the project, has said the issue has statewide ramifications. "We want to make sure that the public has access to (its) beaches and that development does not supplant recreational use," said Curtis Fossum, senior staff counsel for the commission.
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May 31, 1991 | JOHN PENNER
A gateway plaza planned at the foot of the new Municipal Pier will require voter approval before it can be built, according to a city attorney's legal opinion announced this week. The ruling issued by City Atty. Gail C. Hutton states that the pier plaza will require a citywide vote under the provisions of Measure C, a growth-limitation law voters approved last November. Earlier this year, Hutton determined that the new law forces a vote on the controversial Pierside Village restaurant proposal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 1991 | JOHN PENNER
Despite a challenge from Mayor Peter M. Green, the City Council this week accepted a legal opinion that paves the way for the Pierside Village development. By a 4-3 margin, council members upheld City Atty. Gail C. Hutton's ruling that the restaurant complex proposed south of the Municipal Pier is indeed waterfront property but that the site can be leased to a private developer without approval of four-fifths of the council members.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 1991 | BILL BILLITER
City Atty. Gail C. Hutton on Friday issued a legal opinion saying a little-known state law does affect the city's proposed sale of beachfront land for the controversial Pierside Village project. Hutton, however, said the law only restricts the city's ability to sell the land and that leases are excluded. She therefore urged the City Council to consider a lease for the Pierside project.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 1991 | BILL BILLITER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Back in 1949, state legislators became alarmed at the increasing commercialization of California's coast. So they passed a law restricting cities' ability to sell "any portion of a waterfront." Now that law could derail the controversial Pierside Village project in Huntington Beach. Final City Council action on the project has been delayed while the city attorney's office scrutinizes the obscure law and decides whether ocean-facing land near the pier is legally considered waterfront.
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March 19, 1991 | BILL BILLITER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The controversial Pierside Village project hit a snag Monday night when the City Council learned that the development might be considered "waterfront property" and therefore subject to new rules. City Administrator Michael T. Uberuaga told the council that state law requires a four-fifths vote before a governing body may transfer "waterfront property" to another entity. Uberuaga said that City Atty. Gail C.
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