Eagles singer Don Henley has urged California's Coastal Commission to severely limit development of Malibu. "Most people think of Malibu as movie stars and mansions and fancy cars," Henley told a publ

Eagles singer Don Henley has urged California's Coastal Commission to severely limit development of Malibu. "Most people think of Malibu as movie stars and mansions and fancy cars," Henley told a public hearing in Los Angeles on Thursday.

But "for those who live in Malibu and cherish it, and for the many who come to visit, Malibu is defined by the way the mountains meet the sea, the wide-open natural spaces, and the rugged mountain canyon vistas," he said.

Henley, who has owned land in Malibu since 1974, urged the commission, which has final authority over coastal land use, to adopt a plan halting the Malibu City Council's proposal for development around its downtown civic center. The plan also would limit construction on multimillion-dollar homes nestled in the steep slopes overlooking the Pacific.


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