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Coastal Commission should back down in effort to fire director

Coastal Commission should back down in effort to fire director

Expect a bizarre bit of circus when the California Coastal Commission convenes at Morro Bay on Wednesday. At that monthly meeting, the commissioners are scheduled to open an unusual public hearing on whether to fire Executive Director Charles Lester, who has been in charge of the agency since his long-serving predecessor, Peter Douglas, stepped down in 2011. Why some of the commission's 12 voting members want to fire Lester hasn't been aired publicly yet, although sources have cited dissatisfaction with his leadership, slow responses from the staff to commission requests and a lack of transparency, among other things.

But a broad collection of...

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