Peter M. Douglas, former coastal commission head was 69

Douglas retired last year as executive director of the California Coastal Commission, a regulatory entity he helped create. Douglas was a principal author of Proposition 20, the 1972 initiative that created the Coastal Commission, and helped write the 1976 Coastal Act. He became executive director in 1985 and stepped down last year during a battle against cancer. Douglas died Sunday in La Quinta.

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