Big Turnout Seen At Showdown Over The Coastal Commission Chief's Future

"For more than four decades, the California Coastal Commission has policed land use and preserved public access along more than 1,100 miles of shoreline — some of the most valuable and scenic real estate in the nation.

Now an internal battle over whether to fire its executive director has set off an intense public fight over the direction of the agency and its ability to control development and protect the state's vast coastal resources.

On Wednesday, the commission will consider ousting Charles Lester, a 23-year veteran of the agency, during its regular meeting in Morro Bay. If he is removed, it would be a first in the agency's history."

Dan Weikel and Tony Barboza report for the Los Angeles Times February 9, 2016.


"Californians Fight Over Whether Coast Should Be Rugged or Refined" (New York Times)

Source: LA Times, 02/10/2016