Based on an evolution of activities aligned with our mission and the need to support the sustainability of the Big Sur community, the board decided that a name change would better reflect the breadth of the work we do with associates, beneficiaries, the broader community and our philanthropic and agency partners. The “Community Association of Big Sur” name captures the inclusive, multifaceted work that CABS has been undertaking since 2008 when we received a $100k grant from The Big Sur Land Trust to provide assistance grants to folks from our community who were displaced during the Basin Complex Fire. The former name, Coast Property Owners Association, was often confused with a property ownership association and the acronym was identical to the California Police Officers Association, which led to confusion with funders and members.