The State Senate Rules Committee announced Thursday that Long Beach City Councilmember Roberto Uranga has been appointed to the California Coastal Commission as a voting member. With this appointment, according to the announcement, the City of Long Beach will continue to establish its influence across the Greater Los Angeles Region and the State of California.
As a community activist focused on environmental preservation, Councilmember Uranga joins a dedicated team of concerned citizens, that includes Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, in ensuring that our coastal habitats are protected from harm and that they stay accessible to our City’s residents and visitors.
“As a former Coastal Commissioner, I could not be more proud of Councilmember Uranga and our city," said Mayor Garcia in a statement. "Long Beach deserves a representative on this incredibly important body and I want to thank President Pro Tem DeLeon for supporting Roberto and our city.”
Supported by key state legislators Senate Pro Tem Kevin de Leon and Senator Ricardo Lara, the City of Long Beach is proud to have gained representation on this very important state commission once again.
“I cannot express the full extent of gratitude to my colleagues for having placed their trust and confidence in me,” Uranga said in a statement. “Long Beach is extremely fortunate to have such great leadership at all levels of government and I am honored to complement the work of all those looking to improve the Great State of California for all its residents.”
The Coastal Commission is an independent, quasi-judicial state agency, with 12 voting members and three ex officio (non-voting) members. Its mission is to protect, conserve, restore, and enhance environmental and human-based resources of the California coast and ocean for environmentally sustainable and prudent use by current and future generations.