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Blatantly disregarding public will, Coastal Commission votes to fire executive director
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Morro Bay, CA, February 10 – Today, more than 1,000 concerned citizens, elected officials, former commissioners, staff members, and environmental and social justice advocates attended the Coastal Commission hearing in Morro Bay. Every single speaker emphasized the importance of the Commission’s independence, and urged the Commission to retain Executive Director Charles Lester, a trusted leader that has championed the public good over special interest. In a show of willful disregard for the will of the people it is meant to serve, the California Coastal Commission voted to fire Dr. Lester.
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