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Mark Stone appointed to Coastal Commission

October 2009

Sierra Club welcomes the appointment of Mark Stone, Santa Cruz County Supervisor to the California Coastal Commission. Both Stone and Oceanside City Council Member Esther Sanchez were appointed by Assembly Speaker Karen Bass in August.

“The Club deeply thanks Speaker Bass for considering the environment in her new appointments to the CCC. It will be a pleasure to work with someone with Mark’s depth of knowledge of the Coastal Act.” said Rita Dalessio, Chapter Chair.

Mark Stone has served as Santa Cruz County’s 5th District Supervisor since 2003, leading efforts to protect water quality and endangered species. Previously, he served on the Scotts Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees from 1998 to 2003 and has maintained a private law practice in Scotts Valley.

“The Coastal Act makes clear that appropriate ‘development’ can be permitted in the Coastal Zone, but only when that development is accomplished in a way that maintains long-term protection for coastal resources,” Stone said. “We have learned, from more than 30 years experience with the Coastal Act, that following the resource protection and management policies spelled out in the Coastal Act not only protects the integrity of our natural environment, but helps ensure the economic health of coastal communities and the state as a whole.”

Mark is concerned with ocean health and recently successfully completed a swim of the English Channel.



 




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2010

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October 2010


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October 2010


Proposition 23 on November ballot would suspend our clean energy law
August 2010


Our State Parks are in peril
August 2010


Club working for passage of environmental bills in State Legislature

Help the environment by lobbying in Sacramento

Ballot Propositions June 2010

June Primary 2010 candidate endorsements

2009

Vote NO on Measure I Preserve Mission Trail Park
October 2009


Measure G would give home rule to Carmel Valley
October 2009


Re-elect Judi Lehman
October 2009


Mark Stone appointed to Coastal Commission
October 2009


Lobby Day in Sacramento was fantastic!
October 2009



2008

Hazardous chemicals to be kept out of toys
December 2008


Sierra Club report card rates State legislators
December 2008


November 2008 ballot measures

November 2008 candidate endorsements

Vote NO on Measure Z
October 2008


Sierra Club supports Prop 1A
October 2008


Prop 2 would reduce Pollution from chicken factories
October 2008


Vote NO on Prop 4
October 2008


Vote NO on Prop 7
October 2008


Vote NO on Prop 10
October 2008


Lobby Day 2008

Priority Bills for 2008

June 3rd 2008 ballot measures

Lobby Day 2008


Vote YES on Prop 93
January 2008


Keep the Green Team in Sacramento
December 2007


2007 legislative session achieves progress
December 2007


Sierra Club opposes electoral initiative
December 2007


Yes on Prop 93
December 2007



2007

Measure C bad for kit fox

If Measure C passes, get ready for gridlock and water scarcity
April 2007


Monterey Co. Measures A & C
April 2007


2005

Drinkard not confirmed to Board of Forestry; Governor substitutes unqualified candidate

Sam Farr gets Congress to recycle

Governor’s performance on the environment mixed