RELEASE: President pro Tempore De León Announces Appointments

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) has announced the following appointments:

Gideon Kracov, JD, a Democrat from Los Angeles, has been appointed to Department of Toxic Substances Control Independent Review Panel. Kracov is an attorney and the owner of the Law Office of Gideon Kracov. He is Chair of the California State Bar Environmental Law Section, and previously served as Chair of the Board of Directors of Communities for a Better Environment. Kracov also serves as a gubernatorial appointee on the State Mining and Geology Board. His term is a pleasure term, compensation is per diem and reimbursement of travel and other necessary expenses incurred in the performance of duties.  

The Department of Toxic Substances Control Independent Review Panel is tasked with reviewing and making recommendations regarding improvements to the department's permitting, enforcement, public outreach, and fiscal management. The panel reports to the Legislature and Governor 90 days after the panel is initially appointed and every 90 days thereafter on the department's progress in reducing permitting and enforcement backlogs, improving public outreach, and improving fiscal management.

Barry Broad, JD, a Democrat from Sacramento, has been reappointed to the Employment Training Panel. Broad is an attorney and owner of the Law Offices of Barry Broad. He is a member of the Amalgamated Transit Union, State Bar of California, Consumer Federation of California, Jewish Labor Committee-Western Region and Joint Task Force on the Underground Economy,  and is a former member of the Industrial Welfare Commission. Broad has served as a President pro Tempore appointee on the Employment Training Panel since 2002. His term end date is January 1, 2018 and compensation is $100 per diem plus necessary traveling and other expenses.

The Employment Training Panel is a statewide economic development program to support the overall California economy by ensuring that employers have the trained workers they need to compete in the global economy. They establish a three-year plan that is updated annually; maintain a system to monitor economic and other data required; solicit proposals and write contracts; develop a process by which local workforce investment boards may apply for marketing resources for the purpose of identifying local employers that have training needs; and coordinate and consult with business groups and labor organizations.