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Action Attendance or Letter to Save Lester on CCC

I am forwarding an email from the Environmental Action Committee of West Marin to finalize the head count for our bus trip to Morro Bay. Many groups across the State, up and down the coast, are organizing to oppose the removal of Dr. Charles Lester as Executive of the California Coastal Commission. I hope you’ll join us, either by writing a letter (email to StatusOfExecutiveDirector@coastal.ca.gov) or by attending. A coalition of groups is funding a bus and overnight accommodations for the trip from our region for a limited number of people.

http://eacmarin.org/featured/getting-to-morro-bay-from-marin-county/ is the website that has been updated with a page that has the travel information to Morro Bay. If you haven’t already done so, please sign up through the online form (so we can get a head count of who is coming driving on their own or if they are wanting to take the bus).

The commission has posted the hearing procedures on the web site. See attached pdf

If you are attending, plan to stay at least until mid-afternoon. Arrive early to get a speaker slip turned in.

Thanks for anything you are able to do – and all that you have already done,
Rue

Departure Information:
Date: February 9, 2016 at 12pm
Meeting Location: Smith Ranch Road Park and Ride Lot (Smith Ranch Road & Hwy 101) as recommended by Marin Airporter.
We will meet in San Rafael Park and Ride and take the bus to Morro Bay to the Best Western La Serena Inn .
I have rooms available for everyone who is receiving this email. I need you to email me if you have another person coming with you that want to share a room with. We will be assigning the rooms in advance (finalizing Monday).
Morro Bay is a walkable city, the hotel is near downtown and within walking distance to local restaurants and shops.

Hearing Information:
Date: February 10, 2016 8:30 am
Our group will meet to depart at 8:30 am (checking out completely) and meet the other activists at the Inn at Morro Bay. We will take our group bus to the hearing location and you can leave your baggage on board the bus.

Hearing starts at 10:00 am.

The hotel will have two overflow areas outside of the main meeting room with screens and speakers for the public.

Return Information:
The group will depart from the Inn at Morro Bay between 12 and 1pm (final time to be determined) and return to Marin.

Information I need from you:

1) Please respond to this confirming: email morgan@eacmarin.org to reserve spot.

a) You are taking the bus and will meet us at Smith Ranch Road in San Rafael 2/9 at 12pm.
b) Confirm you need a hotel room and provide me with names of people you are traveling with who you want to bunk with on 2/9
c) Email me your cell phone (if you did not already provide it on one of the sign up forms). We need this in case we need to reach you about the bus and meet up, etc.

2) Tell your friends to join us in Morro Bay! We have 20 seats left on the bus and a handful of hotel rooms and will be providing breakfast and lunch food for those attending. We want to fill up this bus and need your help.

Morgan Patton
Executive Director

Environmental Action Committee of West Marin (EAC)
Protecting West Marin since 1971!
PO Box 609 | Point Reyes Station, CA 95946
Phone: (415) 663-9312 | Fax: (415) 663-8014