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Coastal Commision Nominees Considered


The county supervisors voted 5-0 Tuesday to send the governor’s office three nominees for one vacancy on the South Central Coast Region slot ​— ​Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Ventura counties ​— ​of the California Coastal Commission. Goleta Mayor Michael Bennett, Ventura Mayor Pro Tem Carmen Ramirez, and Pismo Beach City Councilmember Erik Howell made the cut. The Coastal Commission, started in 1976, has 12 members from coastal cities and counties and oversees land-use and water issues. The current vacancy comes after Ventura City Councilmember Brian Brennan’s city council tenure ended on 12/31/13.

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