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Commissioners and Alternates

Contacting Commissioners:
Ex Parte Communication Requirements

The California Coastal Commission has 12 voting members and 3 non-voting members. Six of the voting members are "public members," and six are local elected officials who come from specific coastal districts. All voting members are appointed either by the Governor, Senate Rules Committee, or the Speaker of the Assembly; each appoints four commissioners, two public members and two elected officials. Each Commissioner may appoint an alternate to serve in his or her absence. The Secretaries of the Resources Agency, the Business and Transportation Agency, and the Chair of the State Lands Commission serve as non-voting members and may appoint a designee to serve in their place.
 

Roster of Commissioners

Commissioners' names are linked to their brief biographical sketches.


Governor's Appointments Senate Rules Committee Appointments Assembly Speaker Appointments
Public Members
Effie Turnbull-Sanders

45 Fremont St. Suite 2000
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 904-5200

*1/13/2014

Dayna Bochco

45 Fremont St. Suite 2000
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 904-5200

*5/20/2011
**5/20/2015

Jana Zimmer
Vice-Chair

45 Fremont St. Suite 2000
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 904-5200
zimmerccc@gmail.com

*5/23/2011
**5/20/2015

Wendy Mitchell

12949 Blairwood Dr.
Studio City, CA 91604
(415) 904-5200

*12/31/10

Mary K. Shallenberger

P.O. Box 354
Clements, CA
95227-0354
(415) 904-5200

*5/20/2013
**5/20/2017

Mark Vargas

45 Fremont St. Suite 2000
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 904-5200

*4/24/2013
**5/20/2015

North Coast
Representative
North Central Coast
Representative
Central Coast
Representative

Martha McClure,
Supervisor

County of Del Norte
Board of Supervisors
981 H Street, Suite 200
Crescent City, CA 95531
(707) 464-7204
mmcclureccc@co.del-norte.ca.us

*5/12/2011

Steve Kinsey,
Supervisor & Chair

County of Marin
Board of Supervisors
3501 Civic Center Dr # 329
San Rafael, CA 94903-4193
(415) 499-7331

*5/20/2011
**5/20/2015

Carole Groom,
Supervisor

San Mateo County Board of Supervisors
Hall of Justice
400 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063
cgroom@smcgov.org

*5/20/2013
**5/20/2017

South Central Coast
Representative
South Coast
Representative
San Diego Coast
Representative
Erik Howell

45 Fremont St., Ste. 2000
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 904-5200

*2/21/14

[VACANT] Gregory Cox,
Supervisor

County of San Diego
County Administration Center
1600 Pacific Highway, Room 335
San Diego, CA 92101
Gregcoastal@sdcounty.ca.gov

*9/9/2013
**5/20/2017

* appointment date
**appointment expiration date

The three non-voting members below are appointed by their respective agencies.

Resources Agency State Lands Commission California State Transportation Agency
John Laird, Secretary
or Janelle Beland

Natural Resources Agency
1416 Ninth Street,
Room 1311
Sacramento, CA
95814-5570
(916) 653-5656

Jennifer Lucchesi, Executive Officer
or Cy Oggins

State Lands Commission
100 Howe Ave, Suite 100 South
Sacramento, CA 95825-8202
(916) 574-1900

Brian P. Kelly, Secretary
or Dale Jones

California State Transportation Agency
915 Capitol Mall
Suite 350B
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 323-5400

* appointment date
**appointment expiration date

Governor's Appointments Senate Rules Committee Appointments Assembly Speaker Appointments
Public Members
[VACANT] Belinda Faustinos
(for Dayna Bochco)

45 Fremont St., Ste. 2000
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 904-5200

*8/24/2011

Terri Bowman
(for Jana Zimmer)

45 Fremont St., Ste. 2000
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 904-5200

*1/13/2010

Steve Kram
(For Wendy Mitchell)

45 Fremont St., Ste. 2000
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 904-5200

*12/31/2010

Randy Pestor
(for Mary K. Shallenberger)

45 Fremont St., Ste. 2000
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 904-5200

*2/19/14

Dr. Paul Song
(for Mark Vargas)

45 Fremont St., Ste. 2000
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 904-5200

*11/13/2013

North Coast
Representative
North Central Coast
Representative
Central Coast
Representative
[VACANT] Sarah Glade Gurney
(for Steve Kinsey)

Mayor
City of Sebastopol
P.O. Box 1776
Sebastopol, CA 95473
(707) 823-6500
sarahcoastalcom@yahoo.com

*5/20/2011

Maricela Morales
(for Carole Groom)

45 Fremont Street, Ste 2000
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 904-5200

*4/9/2013

South Central Coast
Representative
South Coast
Representative
San Diego Coast
Representative
[VACANT] [VACANT] Olga Diaz
(Gregory Cox)

45 Fremont Street, Suite 2000
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 904-5200

*9/9/2013

* appointment date
**appointment expiration date

Charles Lester, Executive Director
EX PARTE COMMUNICATION REQUIREMENTS

As of January 1, 1993, significant new ex parte requirements affecting communications with Commissioners went into effect. (Public Resources Code, sections 30319-30324.) These stringent new provisions of law may have serious consequences. Anyone wishing to communicate with a Commissioner about any matter pending before the Commission should read and abide by the guidelines below. The following guidance covers most of the new requirements.

No written materials should be sent to Coastal Commissioners unless the Commission staff receives copies of all of the same materials at the same time.

All materials transmitted to Commissioners should clearly indicate (e.g., on the cover page or envelope) that they have also been forwarded to the staff. Materials that do not show that copies have been provided to staff might not be accepted, opened or read by Commissioners. In these cases, no ex parte communication has occurred.

Messages of a non-procedural nature (e.g., substantive) should not be left for a Commissioner. These include telephone, FAX, telegraphic or other forms of message.

All oral or written communications of a non-procedural nature by an "interested person" that are not made according to the above procedures are ex parte communications which are prohibited unless publicly reported by the Commissioner. If the Commissioner does not report the communication, the Commission's action that was the subject of the communication may be revoked and penalties may result.

Coastal Commission decisions must be made on the basis of information available to all commissioners and the public. Therefore, copies of communications made to Commissioners that are forwarded to staff will be included in the public record. Public records are available for inspection at Commission meetings or in the Commission's office.

NOTE: The purpose of these legal requirements is to protect due process and fairness in the Commission's decision-making process. Failure to follow them could lead to fines, revocation of permits and substantial costs. Click the link for a copy of the ex parte disclosure form. If you have any questions, you can contact Commission legal staff at (415) 904-5220.