Our Services

McCabe & Company is led by Susan McCabe who has nearly forty years of experience in the public policy arena in California. The firm specializes in consulting and advocacy at the California Coastal Commission.

McCabe & Company is a team of talented and experienced professionals with specialized knowledge and thorough understanding of Coastal Commission policies, practices and emerging trends.

We believe communication is of utmost importance. We work collaboratively with the Coastal Commission staff and we strive to understand our clients’ goals and expectations, while helping them understand the challenges they may face as they navigate the Coastal Commission process.

McCabe & Company has a proven track record of success. Since 1999, we have assisted hundreds of clients successfully obtain favorable outcomes on a variety of matters before the Coastal Commission.

We have extensive experience assisting clients with:

  • Coastal Development Permits (CDP), including first time applications, amendments, after-the-fact and emergency authorizations
  • Appeals of CDPs approved by local government

  • Local Coastal Programs, including Land Use Plan and Implementation Plan drafting, updates and program amendments
  • Port Master Plans
  • Public Works Plans
  • Long Range Development Plans
  • Federal Consistency Determinations
  • Consent Orders
  • Resolution of Enforcement matters

McCabe & Company ensures our clients are guided, supported and well-informed throughout the Coastal Commission entitlement process. Our team is dedicated to providing personalized service and achieving our clients’ desired results.

Our clients are diverse. They include both public and private sector interests up and down the state. We have represented public agencies at every level, including:

  • State Agencies
  • Regional Governments
  • Cities
  • Counties
  • Port Districts
  • School Districts
  • Joint Powers Authorities
  • Public Utilities
  • Sanitation Districts
  • Water Districts

On the private sector side, we have represented:

  • Commercial Developments
  • Mixed Use Developments
  • Housing Subdivisions
  • Multi-family Housing
  • Single-family Residences
  • Hospitality Establishments
  • Educational Institutions
  • Healthcare Facilities
  • Recreational Facilities