Arcata, Eureka name Coastal Commission picks
The Eureka City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday to endorse Humboldt County Supervisor Virginia Bass and Fortuna City Councilman Ken Zanzi for the California Coastal Commission. Governor Jerry Brown will chose the North Coast commissioner from a list of names provided by Humboldt, Mendocino and Del Norte Counties.
Councilwoman Linda Atkins dissented on the Eureka nominations.
Atkins said she would prefer someone who has experience with coastal issues such as those dealt with by the CCC, and that Bass doesn’t have that experience. Councilman Lance Madsen said Bass has as much experience as any other candidate under consideration.
Regarding Zanzi, Atkins said she prefer a council member from a city that deals with coastal issues.
The Arcata City Council made its picks Wednesday, giving the nod to Supervisor Mark Lovelace and Arcata Councilwoman Alex Stillman.
Supervisors will take up the list of nominations on March 22, and forward them to Governor Jerry Brown before the April 10th deadline.