Nearly a decade after the 70-foot-tall flagpole was erected at the club without permission, the city council in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., approved a coastal permit, allowing it to remain on the grounds legally.
The Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., city council has approved a coastal permit for a 70-foot-tall flagpole that went up without permission nine years ago at Trump National Golf Club, Los Angeles, the Torrance, Calif.-based Daily Breeze reported.
The city council had granted retroactive approval years ago, but the California Coastal Commission paved a way to allow it to remain on the grounds legally at a meeting attended by two dozen supporters waving American flags last year, the Breeze reported.
The Coastal Commission authorized the city to process the coastal permit itself and finalize the flagpole’s status, city officials said.
No one spoke at Tuesday’s public hearing on the issue except for Trump National General Manager Lili Amini, who said nearly 900 letters of support were delivered to coastal commissioners, the Breeze reported.
The approval is expected to be the last step necessary to legalize the flagpole at the luxury oceanfront golf course, although appeals could still be filed with the Coastal Commission, the Breeze reported.
The city had required that the flagpole be illuminated at night, but the flag is removed at the end of the day, and so city officials dropped the lighting requirement, the Breeze reported.