Filling the void made by the resignation of Helen Z. Hansen, Mayor Bob Foster recently appointed City Councilwoman Suja Lowenthal to the Metropolitan Water District Board of Directors. The decision was approved at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, ironically, Earth Day.
“I know that with her leadership and experience, Councilmember Suja Lowenthal will be an excellent representative for Long Beach on the board of directors,” said Mayor Foster.
Lowenthal, who currently serves as an alternate to the California Coastal Commission – which plans and relegates land and water use in the state’s coastal zones – faces a challenging future with the position after a recent announcement that record droughts have left Northern California reservoirs depleted.
“I appreciate the Mayor’s confidence in my ability and experience in the water industry,” said a statement from Lowenthal. “I have a particular passion for this issue and I especially cherish the fact that I could celebrate my appointment on Earth Day.”
“The importance of this day is to remind us that we cannot take our natural resources for granted.”
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