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Benson v. California Coastal Comm'n

ELR Citation: 36 ELR 20087
Nos. No. B186125, (Cal. App. 2d Dist., 05/09/2006)

The court holds that a developer was not denied due process in connection with a local land use commission's hearing on his application for a coastal development permit. The developer claimed that telephone conversations with staff led him to believe that he did not need to appear at the hearing. But his reliance on staff comments predicting what action the commission would take was unreasonable and does not implicate due process. In addition, the written notice of the hearing was adequate.