Panel Paper: Challenges Looming the California Coastal Commission: An Analysis

Saturday, March 10, 2018
Room 16 (Burkle Family Building at Claremont Graduate University)

*Names in bold indicate Presenter

Elenzia Leille Thompson, University of San Francisco

The environmental, economic and demographic challenges facing the California Coastal Commission has both internal and external opportunities to address organizational weaknesses and external threats. The California Coastal Commission’s mission is to plan and regulate development, increase and protect public access to beaches, and to protect the shoreline, marine life, and ocean through the California Coastal Act. Collaboration and socially strategic innovations to problem solving are highly supported by the Coastal Commission’s values; however, bureaucracy and unforeseen forces can affect the Coastal Commission’s response to environmental actions and public access. This paper analyzes the Coastal Commission’s strategic position as an organization, providing an overview of internal and external occurrences.