Showdown Looms for Feb. 10th-12th at Commission Monthly Hearing
A virtual tsunami of opposition has met the move on the California Coastal Commission to oust the head of its staff, Charles Lester. The move – called “a coup” by environmentalists – is an attempt by the pro-development clique of commissioners to remove Lester who is the Executive Director.
And the move is in the middle of a key decision by the Commission on the fate of a huge development project near Newport Beach of million dollar mansions.
Lester’s fate is supposed to be decided at their monthly meeting, to be held this month in Morro Bay on February 10th through 12th. Here’s our initial post on the controversy.
But the tsunami or storm of opposition unleashed by the attempted coup may very well be powerful enough to crush this effort to make the Commission more-developer friendly at the very state agency that is supposed to guard California’s coast. Consider these elements of the storm: