Brown boots Zanzi from Coastal Commission
When outgoing governor Arnold Schwarzenegger made a string of last-minute appointments to state boards and commissions, there was high drama in Humboldt over who would represent the North Coast on the California Coastal Commission.
Now the process starts all over again. The new governor will have to submit a request for nominations, starting a 45-day clock for cities and counties to put forward names. Brown then has 30 days to make an appointment. That means the commission is unlikely to have a North Coast representative in place for the March and April meetings.