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APNewsBreak: Mogul to pay $2.5M in settlement

Jason Dearen (via AP/SMH) | June 4, 2013
Facebook billionaire Sean Parker's lavish, $10 million Big Sur wedding got even more expensive.

Since Parker did not get permits for the construction, commission staff will oversee the breakdown of the vast set so no damage is done to the environment. The commission said no major damage had yet been done, but it wanted to reach a deal quickly so the violating structures could be removed safely.

"Normally (negotiations) happen over a couple of months, but because of the nature of the violations here we wanted to get it out as soon as possible so Mr. Parker could go ahead and do the work the way it should be done," said Lisa Haage, the commission's chief of enforcement.

Money from the agreement may be used to purchase public easements and hiking trails in the Big Sur area and as grants for nonprofits doing conservation projects.

Also, as part of the settlement, Parker offered to produce and distribute a public education video or create a mobile app aimed at helping to identify areas where the public can access the coast.

Haage said the commission is hopeful Parker's assistance will help it spread more information about California's coastal resources.

In a statement, Parker said he was delighted to help the commission achieve its conservation goals and to help Big Sur area businesses.

The commission will vote on the agreement at its next meeting scheduled June 14.


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