Mark Stone named to California Coastal Commission
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Aug 21, 2009 | 1525 views | 4 4 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Mark Stone
Mark Stone
Mark Stone, Santa Cruz County Fifth District supervisor and Scotts Valley resident, was appointed today to the California Coastal Commission.

As a member of the 12-member land use board, Stone will have a say in the planning and regulation of all development along the California coast.

Environmentalists praised today's choice of Stone, according to news reports.

Scotts Valley Councilman Dene Bustichi, a developer, was also nominated, as was Dave Potter, a Monterey County supervisor who has served on the commission 12 years.

State Assembly Speaker Karen Bass, D-Los Angeles, announced the appointment.

"I have appointed Oceanside City Councilmember Esther Sanchez and Santa Cruz County Supervisor Mark Stone to the Coastal Commission," she said in a statement, "because, as elected leaders of their own coastal communities, they have shown a deep appreciation of how maintaining the health, safety and beauty of the coast can be a catalyst for tourism, fishing, recreation and sustainable economic growth."

Stone, a supervisor for the past seven years, will keep his seat on the county board. He's also a lawyer in private practice.

Voters created the coastal commission in 1972. Commission appointments are for four years.
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August 28, 2009
Great! A lawyer for coastal commission, another crook! He won't do anything to help the Twin Lakes Beach community with the ongoing dredge problem that's been getting homeowners sick for years! Good luck to us! We need someone who really cares on board not another blood sucker just out for cash!
Nothing Changes
August 24, 2009
City Council Recent Spending spree

"I can see us running out of money by December 2012," said Councilman Jim Reed, Santa Cruz Sentinel 08/20/09

love scotts valley
August 23, 2009
that comment won't change anything. The builder...too funny..most of his work is not in Scotts Valley...try again to bash will still be in the 30% that did not vote for him.......NOTHING CHANGES.
Bustichi Vote
August 22, 2009
I wouldn't be surprised if Bustichi's vote against the Open Space District helped to put him out of the running. How can Bustichi claim to be an environmentalist and be opposed to open space? I guess it is just the builder in him. He sees the environment and wants it built over.

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