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This plan to bulldoze the lagoon has serious problems. It is fiscally irresponsible to spend so many tax dollars on a plan that is overkill.
#1 The work is too large in scale and scheduled to begin in June. The start of the summer season. The traffic and mess in the heart of Malibu will be catastrophic.
The local businesses will all suffer from the bad timing that proponents suggest.
#2 Birds are nesting. A 94-year-old statute, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, makes harming native birds or their nests a crime punishable by up to six months in prison and a fine of $15,000. Even common birds are protected under this law.
#3 If any work has to be done why must it be so heavy handed? Why do the bridges have to be ripped out? Why can't a gentler solution be put forth as a compromise? There are plenty of people who would gladly volunteer and eagerly be guided to work in the dry season to help restore the lagoon by hand with light equipment. October. Compromise or leave it alone. It's fiscally and environmentally irresponsible to go forward with the current plan. It's like pruning a fuchsia with a weed whacker. It just won't work. Wildlife love the mudflats and bogs. Wetlands are just that.

Letter to
President of the United States Barack Obama
California State House
California State Senate
and 1 other
California Governor
I just signed the following petition addressed to: The State Of California.

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Save Malibu Lagoon

This plan to bulldoze the lagoon has serious problems. It is fiscally irresponsible to spend so many tax dollars on a plan that is overkill.
#1 The work is too large in scale and scheduled to begin in June. The start of the summer season. The traffic and mess in the heart of Malibu will be catastrophic.
The local businesses will all suffer from the bad timing that proponents suggest.
#2 Birds are nesting. A 94-year-old statute, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, makes harming native birds or their nests a crime punishable by up to six months in prison and a fine of $15,000. Even common birds are protected under this law.
#3 If any work has to be done why must it be so heavy handed? Why do the bridges have to be ripped out? Why can't a gentler solution be put forth as a compromise? There are plenty of people who would gladly volunteer and eagerly be guided to work in the dry season to help restore the lagoon by hand with light equipment. October. Compromise or leave it alone. It's fiscally and environmentally irresponsible to go forward with the current plan. It's like pruning a fuchsia with a weed whacker. It just won't work. Wildlife love the mudflats and bogs. Wetlands are just that.
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Sincerely,