Thank you to everyone who read last week’s action alert and joined me in standing up for the Coastal Act and the Coastal Commission’s Executive Director Charles Lester. There’s been a virtual tsunami of support, and I wanted to share a quick update with you.
As of yesterday the Coastal Commission has received over 14,000 (yes, thousand!) letters and emails supporting Charles Lester and condemning this attempted coup. There has also been a ton of press coverage on the issue. Just this Monday, 35 former Coastal Commissioners sent a letter to Chairman Steve Kinsey stating that, “Lester’s termination ‘would significantly undermine’ both the agency’s work and the governor’s legacy to protect California’s vast coastal resources.”
It’s incredibly heartwarming to see the outpouring of support from all over the state. If you haven’t already, there’s still time to add your voice to ours by emailing Coastal Commissioners (StatusOfExecutiveDirector@