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GC Sec 66620-66625 SAN FRANCISCO BAY CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
66620. The San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development
Commission is hereby created. The commission shall consist of 27
members, as follows:
(a) One member appointed by the Division Engineer, United States
Army Engineers, South Pacific Division, from his or her staff.
(b) One member appointed by the Administrator of the United States
Environmental Protection Agency, from his or her staff.
(c) One member appointed by the Secretary of Business and
Transportation, from his or her staff.
(d) One member appointed by the Director of Finance, from his or
(e) One member appointed by the Secretary of Resources, from his
or her staff.
(f) One member appointed by the State Lands Commission, who shall
be a member of that commission or from its staff.
(g) One member appointed by the San Francisco Bay Regional Water
Quality Control Board, who shall be a member of that board.
(h) Nine county representatives consisting of one member of the
board of supervisors representative of each of the nine San Francisco
Bay area counties, appointed by the board of supervisors in each
county. Each county representative shall be a supervisor
representing a supervisorial district which includes within its
boundaries lands lying within San Francisco Bay.
(i) Four city representatives appointed by the Association of Bay
Area Governments from among the residents of the bayside cities in
each of the following areas: (1) North Bay--Marin, Sonoma, Napa,
and Solano Counties; (2) East Bay--Contra Costa County (west of
Pittsburg) and Alameda County north of the southern boundary of
Hayward; (3) South Bay--Alameda County south of the southern
boundary of Hayward, Santa Clara County, and San Mateo County south
of the northern boundary of Redwood City; (4) West Bay--San Mateo
County north of the northern boundary of Redwood City, and the City
and County of San Francisco. Each city representative shall be an
elected city official.
(j) Seven representatives of the public, who shall be residents of
the San Francisco Bay area. Five of the representatives shall be
appointed by the Governor and their appointments shall be subject to
confirmation by the Senate. One of the representatives shall be
appointed by the Committee on Rules of the Senate, and one by the
Speaker of the Assembly.
66621. (a) One Member of the Senate, appointed by the Senate Rules
Committee, and one Member of the Assembly, appointed by the Speaker
of the Assembly, shall meet with, and participate in the activities
of, the commission to the extent that the participation is not
incompatible with their respective positions as Members of the
Legislature. For the purposes of this title, the Members of the
Legislature, or their alternates if the alternates are Members of the
Legislature, shall constitute a joint interim investigating
committee on the subject of this title, and as such shall have the
powers and duties imposed upon those committees by the Joint Rules of
the Senate and Assembly.
(b) The Member of the Senate and the Member of the Assembly may
appoint any person as an alternate for the member whom the member
66622. The members of the commission shall serve at the pleasure of
their respective appointing powers. The members shall serve without
compensation, but each of the members shall be reimbursed for
necessary expenses incurred in the performance of the member's
duties. However, in lieu of reimbursement for attendance at
commission or committee meetings, or at meetings in an official
capacity as a commissioner, each member of the commission or
alternate who is not a state or federal employee shall receive a per
diem of one hundred dollars ($100) per day, not to exceed a combined
total of four days in any one calendar month. No member of the
commission who receives a per diem from any other source for
attending a meeting shall receive a per diem under this section for
attending the same meeting.
A member, subject to confirmation by the member's appointing
power, may authorize an alternate for attendance at meetings and
voting in the member's absence. Each alternate shall be designated
in a written instrument which shall include evidence of the
confirmation by the appointing power and the alternate's name shall
be kept on file with the commission. Each member may change the
member's alternate from time to time, with the confirmation of the
appointing power, but shall have only one alternate at a time. Each
alternate shall have the same qualifications as are required for the
member who appointed the alternate, except that each county
representative may designate as an alternate a public official whom
the appointing power deems qualified to represent the county.
66623. The Governor shall select, from among public representatives
on the commission appointed pursuant to subdivision (j) of Section
66620, a chairperson and a vice chairperson.
66624. The time and place of the first meeting of the commission
shall be prescribed by the Governor, but, in no event, shall it be
scheduled for a date later than 10 days after the effective date of
66625. The headquarters of the commission shall be in the City and
County of San Francisco.