Over 500 attended a California Coastal Commission meeting in Morro Bay on Feb. 10, mostly to oppose the dismissal of executive director Charles Lester. Lester’s firing nas prompted a bill to restrict “ex parte’ communications with commission members by interest group representatives.
Over 500 attended a California Coastal Commission meeting in Morro Bay on Feb. 10, mostly to oppose the dismissal of executive director Charles Lester. Lester’s firing nas prompted a bill to restrict “ex parte’ communications with commission members by interest group representatives. David Middlecamp The Associated Press
Over 500 attended a California Coastal Commission meeting in Morro Bay on Feb. 10, mostly to oppose the dismissal of executive director Charles Lester. Lester’s firing nas prompted a bill to restrict “ex parte’ communications with commission members by interest group representatives. David Middlecamp The Associated Press
Dan Walters

Dan Walters

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Should ‘ex parte’ discussions with high officials be restricted?

June 28, 2016 05:59 PM

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Dan Walters’ column appeared in dozens of California newspapers. He joined the Sacramento Union’s Capitol bureau in 1975 and in 1981 began writing the state’s only daily newspaper column devoted to California political, economic and social events. In 1984 he moved to The Sacramento Bee, where his column ran until 2017.