Barry Diller

The most influential person on the coastal commission may be this lobbyist

The most influential person on the coastal commission may be this lobbyist

The California Coastal Commission faced a scheduling nightmare when its monthly meeting landed in San Diego at the same time as Comic-Con.

With 130,000 costumed revelers headed to town in July 2012, hotels were booked, and the panel was in a jam. Then Commissioner Wendy Mitchell saved the day, managing to secure 23 rooms at the Marriott Marquis, a prime waterfront spot adjacent to the convention site.

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FOR THE RECORD:

Coastal commission: In the April 24 Section A, a photo caption with an article about a lobbyist's influence with the California Coastal Commission misidentified Dan Carl as a commissioner. He is deputy director of the...

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