Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Jana Zimmer Appointed at California Coastal Commissioner

Attorney-turned-Artist Jana Zimmer from Santa Barbara has been appointed to a "public" or "at large" seat on the California Coastal Commission. The seat was formerly held by David Allgood of San Diego and prior to that by former Commissioner Pat Kruer. Zimmer has been described as one of the most knowledgeable attorneys on the Central Coast on issues arising under the Coastal Act with experience in advocating for beach access, environmentally-sensitive habitat area ("ESHA") protection, protection of agricultural lands, and protection of surfing opportunities. Having worked for decades protecting El Capitan and the Gaviota Coast area of Santa Barbara, she will join her neighboring Commissioner, Ventura City Councilmember Brian Brennan, on the state agency.

This Assembly appointment to the Coastal Commission marks the fifth new appointment in the last two months for the twelve-member voting Commission. (The Commission has fifteen overall seats but three members are non-voting from the Resources Agency; State Lands Commission; and Business, Transportation and Housing Agency). Scott Peters, who has served on the Commission as an alternate before, has been confirmed as Zimmer's alternate as well. The recent high turnover of Commissioners makes for an interesting state agency to watch in the upcoming months.



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