The Sierra Club endorses Nicole David for a four-year term as commissioner of the San Mateo County Harbor District.
"As a marine biologist with 15 years of experience at the San Francisco Estuary Institute, Nicole brings a much-needed perspective and expertise to an organization that must frequently collaborate with resource agencies such as California Fish and Wildlife, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), California Coastal Commission, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), and California Coastal Conservancy, to name just a few. Nicole also has served as president of the local Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry," says the Sierra Club press release announcing the endorsement.
"We believe that the Harbor District will be greatly aided by having a Commissioner who is so well versed on such important stewardship issues. We are also heartened by her expressions of support for the local fishermen who are a vital constituency of the District and by her awareness of the need to lead the District out of its chronic budget deficits. Best environmental practices require that the district be on a sound financial footing to adequately perform those practices," the press release adds.