Confirms Scott Peters as Alternate
SACRAMENTO – Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) today announced the appointment of Jana Zimmer to the California Coastal Commission. The Speaker also confirmed Zimmer’s selection of Scott Peters as an alternate commissioner to the Commission, created in 1972 to protect, conserve, restore, and enhance environmental and human-based resources of the California coast.
“I am delighted to name Ms. Zimmer as a member of the Coastal Commission. She has a unique background and skill set that will make her a valuable addition to the Commission charged with protecting California’s coastline, which is a source of pride and jobs for our entire state.” Pérez said.
Zimmer, a graduate from San Diego State University and Loyola Law School, is one of the most knowledgeable and well respected coastal land use experts in the tri county (Santa Barbara, San Louis Obispo and Ventura) area. Zimmer additionally boasts thirty years of experience as a Coastal Act advocate, having represented many diverse interests.
“Jana Zimmer has a 30 year track record of fighting for the coast,” David Pettit, Senior Attorney in the Santa Monica office of the Natural Resources Defense Council said. “Jana is fair-minded, tough, and a problem-solver. She has no agenda but to do the right thing. She’ll bring deep knowledge and pragmatism to the work of the Commission.”
“Building Trades workers understand that a healthy environment and a strong economy go hand-in-hand. We applaud the appointment of Jana Zimmer to the Coastal Commission because she is committed to the responsible stewardship of California’s coastline, and also understands the importance of rebuilding our economy in the process,” Bob Balgenorth, President of the Building & Construction Trades Council added. “Her history of work as an expert in land use issues has demonstrated her commitment to environmentally responsible development, a record that translates into economic and environmental benefits for California’s working families.”
Scott Peters, named by Zimmer as an alternate commissioner, has experience on the Coastal Commission, serving as a commissioner from 2002-2005. He is currently the chair of the Port of San Diego Board of Port Commissioners and sat on the San Diego City Council from 2000-2008.
“Scott Peters has a deep understanding of the many challenging issues that face our coastal areas,” Diane Takvorian, Executive Director and a Founder of Environmental Health Coalition said. “His willingness to meet and hear from all parties and to forge agreements that resolve conflicts makes him well-suited to serve on the Coastal Commission.”
Ms. Zimmer’s appointment takes effect immediately.
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