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Your Call: The future of California’s coastline

Feb 9, 2016

On the February 9th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about efforts to oust the California Coastal Commission’s executive Director Charles Lester.

The four commissioners who want Lester out aren’t talking publicly, but insiders cite his management style. Thirty-five former commission members and 76 environmental groups are defending Lester, calling the move a power grab by pro-development forces. So what’s behind the potential shake-up and who should decide the future of California’s coastline? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Steve Blank, former California Coastal Commissioner

Amy Trainer, environmental attorney, and former Executive Director of the West Marin Environmental Action Committee 

Web Resources:

Surfrider Foundation: Power Grab Puts California Coastal Act at Risk

LA Times: California Coastal Commission members to consider firing executive director

NY Times: Californians Fight Over Whether Coast Should Be Rugged or Refined

LA Times: How dark forces are chipping away at our beloved California coast