Saturday, November 15, 2008
The early 1970s was a pivotal period for public concern about California's coastline (and Monterey's). The biggest triumph for coastal preservation came in 1972 with passage of Proposition 20, the Coastal Initiative, after a very tough campaign battle. Monterey County voted 58 percent in favor of the legislation.
(Image: Hank Ketchum, famous for "Dennis the Menace," lent his talents to the campaign for Proposition 20. Considered a Fair Use.)