Gibson and Marx lose bid for Coastal Commission
April 15, 2011
Brian Brennan, a Ventura city councilman and a member of the Surfrider Foundation, was appointed to the California Coastal Commission over San Luis Obispo Mayor Jan Marx and County Supervisor Bruce Gibson.
A coalition of 10 statewide environmental and coastal advocacy groups researched and interviewed five of the seven nominees for the Coastal Commission before recommending Brennan while asking Gov. Jerry Brown to reject Gibson.
Gibson and Marx sought the post along with Pismo Beach City Councilwoman Mary Ann Reiss, Arroyo Grande City Councilman Joe Costello, Santa Barbara County Supervisor Janet Wolf and Port Hueneme City Councilman Jonathan Sharkey.
The 13-voting members commission regulates land use in coastal areas. Brennan replaces Reiss, a Republican appointed in December by former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger before being removed by Brown.