State Senator Jerry Hill has been appointed to the California Coastal Conservancy, the state agency established to help preserve and protect coastal resources.
“I’ve enjoyed the beauty of the coast throughout my lifetime, and welcome the opportunity to ensure that all can enjoy our state’s wonderful coastline for generations to come,” said Hill (D-San Mateo/Santa Clara counties) following the announcement of his appointment by Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg.
Hill is now one of three state senators and three Assembly members who provide legislative oversight to the conservancy and participate in its activities.
The California Legislature created the conservancy in 1976 to work as an intermediary between local governments, citizens, and the private sector to improve, protect, and enhance coastal resources of the state, from Oregon to Mexico.
The conservancy serves as a repository for coastal lands. Under the state Public Resources Code, the conservancy is required to preserve lands in concert with the California Coastal Act. Preservation efforts by the conservancy can also go forward under certified local coastal programs and under the San Francisco Bay Plan, as implemented by the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission.