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Malibu Considers Green Incentives

Big doings at Malibu's City Council meeting tonight. First, the Planning Division will present proposals to waive certain permit fees if homes are built LEED-certified. According to the Malibu Times, the three proposals include: waiving building permit fees for photovoltaic and solar panels, dropping coastal development permit fees for homes that comply with the U.S. Green Building Council's rating system; and training city staff members in all things related to building green.

Also up for debate tonight: billionaire Larry Ellison wants to change the zoning of the former Windsail Restaurant property so he can build a 5,900-square-foot restaurant Japanese restaurant on the site. Ellison has already received approval to build his new restaurant, but the Windsail property is currently zoned for homes.
· City Could Go Green [Malibu Times]