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Oral history interview with Michael L. Fischer, executive director, California Coastal Commission, 1978-1985 ... : oral history transcript, 1992-1993 /
BANC MSS 95/164 c; Phonotape 2788 C:1-7; Phonotape 2788 C:1-7
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Title:

Oral history interview with Michael L. Fischer, executive director, California Coastal Commission, 1978-1985 ... : oral history transcript, 1992-1993

Creator/Contributor:

Fischer, Michael L. (Michael Ludwig), 1940-, creator, interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

Lage, Ann, interviewer.

Creator/Contributor:

Bancroft Library, Regional Oral History Office.

Creator/Contributor:

State Government Oral History Program (Calif.)

Abstract:

Michael L. Fischer discusses his personal and educational background; his leadership of the North Central Region, Coastal Zone Conservation Commission, including relations with the commissioners and the statewide commission. The region's coastal development, including controversies over Bodega Harbor, Sea Ranch, and Christo's fence. His position in the Office of Planning and Research gives him insights into the Jerry Brown administration; his comments of the statewide land-use planning process and the controversy over the proposed Dow Chemical plant in Solano County (1997). He discusses his role as executive director of the California Coastal Commission, 1978-1985, including the declining quality of commission members; budget cuts under Governor George Deukmejian; increasing political pressures from Democratic legislators, offshore oil issues, and federal-state relations.

Date:

1992 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Fischer, Michael L. (Michael Ludwig) -- 1940-
Brown, Jerry -- 1938-
Jr -- Brown, Willie L. (Willie Lewis) -- 1934-
Deukmejian, George
Feinstein, Dianne -- 1933-
Christo -- 1935-
California Coastal Commission.
California Coastal Zone Conservation Commission.
California. -- Legislature.
California. -- Office of Planning and Research.
Environmental law -- California
Land use -- Planning -- California
Coastal zone management -- California
California -- Politics and government -- 1951-

Note:

by Ann Lage, Regional Oral History Office, University of California, Berkeley.
Transcript of a six-and-a-half-hour interview completed under the auspices of the Regional Oral History Office, University of California at Berkeley, for the California State Archives State Government Oral History Program.
AUDIO/VISUAL MATERIALS RESTRICTED. Requests for use of original must be approved by the appropriate curator. CU-BANC
Audiotape recording available: classified as Phonotape 2788 C:1-7.
Audiotape recording also available in the California State Archives.
Also available online.
Honnold Library for the Associated Colleges, Claremont, California.
California State University, Fullerton. Library. Oral History Program.
California State University, Sacramento. Library. University Archives.
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Michael L. Fischer, a professional city and regional planner, was executive director for both the North Coast Regional and the statewide coastal commissions during key periods in their respective lives. He also served in the Jerry Brown administration as deputy director of the Governor's Office of Planning and Research, where he coordinated the development of a statewide land-use, Urban Development Strategy for California (1977). Following his coastal commission service, he was executive director of the Sierra Club, 1987-1992. In 1994, he became the executive office of the State Coastal Conservancy.

Type:

Oral histories.

Physical Description:

print
iii, 210 leaves, bound ; 28 cm.
7 cassette tapes.

Language:

English

Identifier:

http://nma.berkeley.edu/ark:/28722/bk0005z3d2f
BANC MSS 95/164 c
Phonotape 2788 C:1-7
Phonotape 2788 C:1-7

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

AUDIO/VISUAL MATERIALS RESTRICTED. Requests for use of original must be approved by the appropriate curator. CU-BANC

Related Item:

http://nma.berkeley.edu/ark:/28722/bk0005z3d2f