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Gov. Brown 'had no plans' to intervene, his aide said before coastal panel's vote to fire Charles Lester

Gov. Brown 'had no plans' to intervene, his aide said before coastal panel's vote to fire Charles Lester

Two members of the California Coastal Commission met with Gov. Jerry Brown's top advisor nearly two weeks before the panel voted to fire its executive director and were told the governor did not plan to intervene, the chairman of the commission said Saturday.

Coastal Commission Chairman Steve Kinsey said by email that he and Vice Chairwoman Dayna Bochco — who ultimately voted against firing the agency's top administrator — were told by the governor's executive secretary, Nancy McFadden, that Brown had no plans to influence the upcoming decision.

All four of Brown's appointees to the 12-member panel later voted to

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