Former Coastal Commission Director Peter Douglas Dies

Peter Douglas, 69, passed away Sunday following a long battle with throat and lung cancer.

Peter Douglas, executive director of the California Coastal Commission, passed away on Sunday, according to the commission's Chief Deputy, Susan Hansch.

Douglas was appointed director of the Coastal Commission in 1985, and stepped down from the post in June of last year. He had battled throat and lung cancer in recent years. 

Read Douglas' full obituary here in the Los Angeles Times.

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