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Your Call: The future of California’s coastline


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.


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