Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Despite Huge Public Outcry, Coastal Commission Fires Executive Director Lester

photo credit : Steve Williams
The vote, deliberated in closed session citing "privacy issues," was 7-5. District 4 Supervisor Kinsey voted to retain Dr. Lester.    

Hundreds of people spoke. One observer noted, "Close to a million people support Dr. Lester."

Personally, I felt a great disadvantage not knowing the whole story. There appeared to be some confusion regarding what could and could not be discussed in public.
According to counsel, Dr. Lester waived his right to privacy by requesting a public hearing - which will undoubtedly leave some citizens wondering why the Commission  voted to hold the deliberation in closed session.

(CCC live stream link)
Archive of 2/10/2016 meeting

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