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Farming for Developers – July 4, 2014

Coastal Commission Stories – Lesson One

“Oh, what a tangled web we weave…when first we practice to deceive.” Walter Scott, Marmion

Last week I got an email from a New York venture capitalist asking for advice about building a house in the California Coastal Zone. For six and a half years I served as a public official on the California Coastal Commission. The email reminded me that it’s been a year since I resigned, and it’s time to tell a few stories of what I learned as a coastal commissioner. Each and every month I learned that not everything was how it seemed.

Here’s Lesson One: Farming for Developers.

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The California coast is a… more

by: Steve Blank

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