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Addis Appointed to Ocean Protection Council

For immediate release:

SACRAMENTO — Assemblymember Dawn Addis (D-Morro Bay) today announced that Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) appointed her to the Ocean Protection Council.

"Protecting our state's ocean and coastal resources is an obligation of each generation of Californians," Addis said. "I'm honored and thankful that Speaker Rendon has appointed me to this council to ensure that California prepares for and reduces the dramatic impacts of climate change on our oceans and coast."

Elected in 2022, Addis represents 200 miles of California central coastline, from the Santa Barbara/San Luis Obispo County border in the south to the eastern coast area of Santa Cruz County in the north.

The Ocean Protection Council was created by the California Ocean Protection Act (Senate Bill 1319), authored by former Senate pro Tempore John Burton (D-San Francisco) in 2004. The mission of the council is to ensure that California maintains healthy, resilient, and productive ocean and coastal ecosystems for the benefit of current and future generations.

The council consists of the Secretary of the Natural Resources Agency, the Secretary for Environmental Protection, the Chair of the State Lands Commission, and two members of the public appointed by the Governor.

In addition, one member of the Senate, appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules, and one member of the Assembly, appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly, shall meet with the council as nonvoting, ex officio members.

CONTACT: Jim Evans, 916-319-2030