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Councilmember Suja Lowenthal joins California Coastal Commission
Long Beach - Second District Councilmember Suja Lowenthal will be sworn into the California Coastal Commission as the alternate to Rancho Palos Verdes Councilmember Larry Clark, the Coastal Commissionís South Coast Representative.

She will officially join the Commission on Thursday, May 10 in San Pedro for the Commission meetings on May 10-11.  As an alternate, she will serve when Councilmember Larry Clark cannot attend.  

"As someone representing a coastal area with a major port and projects impacting our neighborhoods, I have a vested interest in the Coastal Commissionís work," Councilmember Suja Lowenthal said.  "It is an honor to serve as Councilmember Clarkís alternative."

The Coastal Commission meets quarterly and is comprised of 12 voting members and four non-voting members.  Each Commissioner may appoint an alternate to serve in his or her absence.  Of the voting members, six represent the public at large and six are local elected officials representing different geographic portions of the coastline.  The four non-voting members represent state agencies.

The Coastal Commission helps plan and regulate the use of land and water in the stateís coastal zone.  It issues permits for building construction, divisions of land and activities that change the intensity of land use or access to coastline by the public.