Reiss appointed to Coastal Commission (for now)
December 8, 2010
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has selected former Pismo Beach mayor Mary Ann Reiss to serve on the California Coastal Commission. [KSBY]
Reiss, who was elected to a new term on the Pismo Beach City Council last month, will replace Katcho Achadjian, who resigned this month after being elected to the state Assembly.
District II county supervisor Bruce Gibson had also been under consideration for the open seat. Reiss has served as the commission alternate since last June. She will attend her first meeting on Dec. 15.
However, Reiss, a Republican, may not be serving long. All political appointments are subject to review when the new governor, Democrat Jerry Brown, takes office in January. Analysts suggest that Gibson may get that phone call yet.