COUNTY OF SAN MATEO

Inter-Departmental Correspondence

Board of Supervisors

 

DATE:

May 12, 2009

BOARD MEETING DATE:

May 19, 2009

SPECIAL NOTICE/HEARING:

No

VOTE REQUIRED:

Majority

 

TO:

Honorable Board of Supervisors

FROM:

Board President Mark Church

Board Vice President Rich Gordon

SUBJECT:

Nominees to Represent the Central Coast Region on the California Coastal Commission

 

RECOMMENDATION:

Adopt a resolution nominating City of Pacifica Mayor Julie Lancelle, City of Pacifica Mayor Pro-Tem Sue Digre, City of Pacifica Councilmember James Vreeland, and Supervisor Mark Stone of the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors to represent the Central Coast Region on the California Coastal Commission.

 

VISION ALIGNMENT:

Commitment: Responsive, effective and collaborative government.

Goal(s): 22. County and local governments effectively communicate, collaborate and develop strategic approaches to issues affecting the entire County.

 

BACKGROUND:

On April 16, 2009, our office received a request from Karen Bass, Speaker of the Assembly requesting nominations from the Board of Supervisors for the California Coastal Commission. Public Resources Code 30301 provides that there are six coastal region representatives on the California Coastal Commission. San Mateo, Santa Cruz and Monterey counties make up the Central Coast Region and are represented by an appointee of the Speaker of the Assembly.

 

DISCUSSION:

Public Resources Code 30301.2 provides that the Board may, within 45 days from Speaker Karen Bass’s request for nominations, nominate one or more supervisors and/or one or more city council members from the Central Coast Region area. Our office received the following recommendations for nominations.

 

As the largest coastal city in San Mateo County, with a population of 40,000 people, the City of Pacifica has an extensive background of interaction with the Coastal Commission. The first three nominations are members of the City of Pacifica City Council.

 

1.

Mayor Julie Lancelle, City of Pacifica. Julie Lancelle has a lengthy record of working on environmental issues. She has over 10 years’ experience in City office.

   

2.

Mayor Pro-Tem Sue Digre, City of Pacifica. Sue Digre is a two-term City Council member who has garnered support in Pacifica for her pro-environmental stance.

   

3.

Councilmember James Vreeland, City of Pacifica. James Vreeland has been a Planning Commissioner and is currently in his third term as a City Council member. His professional career is with the Environmental Protection Agency, giving him a solid overview of national and statewide environmental issues. Mr. Vreeland has been active in a wide range of regional and statewide government commissions and would bring a strong, experienced voice to the Coastal Commission.

4.

Supervisor Mark Stone, Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors. Mr. Stone has been on the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors for 5 years. Mr. Stone has led many of that County’s efforts to take policy stands that have made the region a leader in the state for stream and watershed enhancement, developing protected open space for public use and recreation, as well as preserving habitat for endangered species. Mr. Stone has indicated his commitment to all three counties making up the Central Coast Region and will work with our Board on locally specific issues coming before the Coastal Commission.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

None.