Councilmember Roberto Uranga Appointed to the California Coastal Commission

The State Senate Rules Committee today announced the appointment of Long Beach City Councilmember Roberto Uranga to the California Coastal Commission as a voting member. With this appointment, the City of Long Beach continues to establish its role as an influential hub of progress across the Greater Los Angeles Region and the State of California.

Long a champion of environmental preservation and a community activist, Councilmember Uranga joins a cadre of concerned citizens, such as Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, in ensuring that our coastal habitats are protected from harm and that they are accessible to all our residents and visitors. “As a former Coastal Commissioner, I could not be more proud of Councilmember Uranga and our city,” said Mayor Garcia. “Long Beach deserves a representative on this incredibly important body and I want to thank President Pro Tem DeLeon for supporting Roberto and our city.”

With the support of key state legislators Senate Pro Tem Kevin de Leon and Senator Ricardo Lara, the City of Long Beach has again gained representation on this very important state commission. “I cannot express the full extent of gratitude to my colleagues for having placed their trust and confidence in me,” Uranga remarked. “Long Beach is extremely fortunate to have such great leadership at all levels of government and I am honored to complement the work of all those looking to improve the Great State of California for all its residents.”

The Coastal Commission is an independent, quasi-judicial state agency, with 12 voting members and three ex officio (non-voting) members. Its mission is to protect, conserve, restore, and enhance environmental and human-based resources of the California coast and ocean for environmentally sustainable and prudent use by current and future generations.