Thursday, August 27, 2009
Assembly Speaker Karen Bass Appoints Mark Stone and Ester Sanchez as Coastal Commissioners
There will be two new faces on the California Coastal Commission: Santa Cruz County Supervisor Mark Stone and Oceanside City Councilmember Ester Sanchez. These appointments were largely lauded by the environmental community who monitors Coastal Commission activity and was allowed to meet with Speaker Bass to discuss the pending appointments during her decision process. Mark Stone was the number one choice in his region to fill the important Commission seat, and Surfrider Foundation is hopeful that Ester Sanchez will also make a wise and valuable addition to the Commission.
This article explains more about the Mark Stone appointment in replacement of repeat appointee Monterey representative Dave Potter.
This article speaks about the San Diego appointment of Ester Sanchez to replace Ben Hueso. This appointment was made over Donna Frye, who was backed by more than 40 environmental groups as the lead choice.