Michael Asimow quoted by LA Times Addressing Ban on Ex-Parte Communications With Coastal Commissioners

May 4, 2016--Professor Michael Asimow was quoted by The Los Angeles Times addressing the recent ban on private meetings between individual commissioners and developers, lobbyists, environmentalists, and other interested parties.  Critics of the practice argue that these ex-parte meetings at California’s Coastal Commission allow some members to gain an advantage in their development interest—creating an “uneven playing field.”  

"Ex-partes clearly do not strike the people involved in coastal disputes as being a fair process in which only information brought out at public commission hearings should be considered," said Asimow.

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