President Pro Tempore Kevin de León Announces Appointments

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

SACRAMENTO- California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D- Los Angeles), Chair of the Senate Rules Committee, has announced the following Rules Committee Appointments:

Honorable Roberto Uranga, a Democrat from Long Beach, has been reappointed to the California Coastal Commission. Councilmember Uranga has served on the Long Beach City Council since 2014.  He previously served as a member of the Long Beach Community College District Board of Trustees for 14 years, and is retired from the City of Long Beach as an administrative officer. He is a member of the San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy and the Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority. Councilmember Uranga has served as a Senate Rules Committee appointee on the Coastal Commission since 2015. The term end date shall be May 20, 2021.  Members receive $50 per meeting and $12.50 per hour in preparation for each meeting not to exceed 8 hours per meeting, and actual and necessary expenses.

The California Coastal Commission is responsible for defending and improving California’s coast and ocean for current and future generations.  It does so through environmentally–sustainable planning and science–based regulation of development, education, strong public participation, and effective intergovernmental coordination.

Agustin Beltran, a Democrat from Oakdale, has been reappointed to the Contractors' State License Board. Mr. Beltran is Director of Public and Governmental Relations for the Northern California Carpenters Regional Council. He previously served on the Lathrop City Council, Oakdale Airport Commission, and Motherlode Workforce Investment Board, among others. Mr. Beltran has served as a Senate Rules Committee appointee on the Contractors’ State License Board since 2014. The effective date of appointment shall be June 1, 2017. The term end date shall be June 1, 2021. Compensation shall be $100 per diem and expenses.

The purpose of the Contractors’ State License Board is to regulate and license contractors, under the jurisdiction of the Department of Consumer Affairs.

Mary Creasman, a Democrat from Oakland, has been appointed to the Wildlife Conservation Board. Ms. Creasman is California Director of Government Affairs for The Trust for Public Land.

She is also a member of Bay Area Open Space Council Advisory Board. The term end date shall be January 1, 2021. The members of the board shall receive their actual and necessary traveling expenses, which shall be paid from the Wildlife Restoration Fund.

The Wildlife Conservation Board shall investigate and determine what areas in the State are most essential and suitable for wildlife production and preservation, and will provide suitable recreation; determine which lands are suitable for refuges, game farms, fish hatcheries, and what streams and lakes are suitable for, or can be made suitable for fishing, hunting, and shooting; ascertain what lands are suitable for providing cover for the propagation and rearing in a wild state of waterfowl, shore birds, and upland birds, and the possibilities of acquiring easements on such lands to provide such cover.

Honorable Nancy Skinner, a Democrat from the East Bay, has been appointed to the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission. State Senator Nancy Skinner represents California’s 9th Senate District. Skinner completed three terms in the State Assembly, where she served as Chair of three key committees: Budget, Rules and Natural Resources. This is a pleasure term.

The purpose of the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission is to regulate the development of the San Francisco Bay through studying the needs of industry, the environment, recreation, population, etc.; review and amend the master plan; and review and act on landfill, dredging, and related permits.