Q: What is the new motive behind the theft?

A: In-fill development to generate revenue for elected officials’ pensions.

Privatizing public land by high rise coastal in-fill is one of the most profitable and stealthy ways to divert new money to pay for public pensions.

https://calmatters.org/articles/commentary/commentary-the-dimensions-of-californias-pension-crisis/

https://www.ocregister.com/2018/04/23/the-realities-of-californias-pension-crisis/

http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-me-pension-crisis-davis-deal/

https://www.sacbee.com/opinion/op-ed/soapbox/article92429987.html