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RPV Councilman a Nominee for Coastal Commission Seat

Rancho Palos Verdes City Councilman Jim Knight is one of three nominees for the open seat that was vacated by newly elected 50th District Assemblyman Richard Bloom.

Rancho Palos Verdes Councilman Jim Knight is among three nominees being considered for appointment as one of the 12 voting members on the California Coastal Commission.

Knight was a planning commissioner before being elected to the city council in November 2011. Nominees for the Coastal Commission seat must be elected officials for either city or county governments.

Knight and two other nominees, Malibu Councilman John Sibert and Azusa Mayor Pro Tem Angel Carrillo, will be considered by the California Senate Rules Committee to represent the South Coast area.

The seat was recently vacated by Richard Bloom, formerly the mayor of Santa Monica. Bloom, who was appointed to the commission in 2009, was recently elected as the assemblymember for the 50th Assembly District.

The commission has 12 voting members and four nonvoting members. The voting members are appointed by the governor, the California Senate Rules Committee and the Speaker of the Assembly. Each represents one of six coastal regions specified in the Coastal Act. 

The commission's current meeting is began Wednesday and will continue through Friday at the Sheraton Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco.

Connie Sullivan December 15, 2012 at 06:07 PM
I do hope he is appointed. Councilman Knight is the sort of thoughtful person we want serving on important state commissions.

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