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This is an incredibly important responsibility and I am honored to have been selected by Senate President Pro-Tem Darrell Steinberg and the Senate Rules Committee. I am looking forward to working hard to protect our coast on behalf of all the people of California.
I am extremely grateful to everyone who supported my nomination, including Mayor Bob Foster, State Senator Ricardo Lara, Heal the Bay Foundation, the Sierra Club, the Surfrider Foundation and the National Resources Defense Council.
I love our beaches and coasts and I recognize the role they play in making California one of the best places in the world to live. Oversight of these precious resources is one of governments greatest duties. I am looking forward to working with the many coastal stakeholders, including business and labor groups, environmental advocates, local governments and the citizens of California to protect our precious Coast and ensure continued access for the public.
This new role will be in addition to my responsibilities here as Vice Mayor.
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