Pismo Beach councilman appointed to California Coastal Commission
February 22, 2014
Gov. Jerry Brown appointed Pismo Beach City Councilman Erik Howell to the California Coastal Commission, Brown announced Friday.
Brown selected Howell from five applicants who reside in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. Applicants for the seat are required to be elected officials serving in the counties they live in.
Howell succeeds former Ventura City Councilman Brian Brennan, who had to step down in January because he did not seek re-election to the city council.
The Coastal Commission helps plan and regulate the use of land and water in the coastal zone. The Commission is composed of twelve voting members.
Howell, 47, has been a Pismo Beach City Council member since 2012 and an attorney in private practice since 1993. He is a member of the Pismo Beach Lions Club and of the Shell Beach Improvement Group Board of Directors.