While developers wax eloquent on the notion of building a little piece of Las Vegas along our coastal highway ("Think of the jobs!"), I for one thank our lucky stars for the California Coastal Commission ("Staff Recommends Coastal Commission Object to Trinidad Hotel Project," April 4).
When Proposition 20, the initiative to create the commission, was on the ballot in 1972, I remember arguing with one of my state college professors, who insisted that the right to build out coastal areas was God-given and that no government should have the power to usurp that right. Had his position prevailed, we would be renaming Trinidad to Pottersville.
Richard Kreis, Eureka