Tomorrow, the California Coastal Commission begins a two day meeting. On the agenda, a public hearing that's almost sure to be dramatic.
Charles Lester has been a fixture at the agency for years, and has run it since 2011, but the twelve members of the commission are considering a vote to remove him.
Word of his possible removal set off a firestorm among his supporters, who fear pro-development forces are trying to install their allies on the commission staff.
We spoke about it with Sean Hecht, Co-Executive Director, Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, Evan Frankel Professor of Policy and Practice and Co-Director, UCLA Law Environmental Law Clinic.