The City of Malibu commissioned various studies by Stone Environmental and the USGS related to hydrology, geology, bacteria, and nutrients that are available at http://www.malibucity.org/index.aspx?nid=531.
Property owners may direct their concerns about the credible scientific basis used in the findings for the Prohibition to the Regional Water Quality Control Board and the State Water Resources Control Board. The Prohibition is a state law, not a local law.
The City studies disagree with some of the Regional Board’s findings and partially agree with others. It was through the City’s effort that a phasing plan was incorporated into the MOU that will evaluate the results of additional water quality monitoring before initiating Phase 3.