City of Imperial Beach, Councilwoman Paloma Aguirre was appointed as Alternate San Diego Coast Representative for the California Coastal Commission by California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon on Oct. 5, 2021. She took her Oath of Office on Oct. 6, 2021. She will be alternate for Coastal Commission Chair and City of Chula Vista Councilmember Steve Padilla.
“I am thrilled and proud to welcome Imperial Beach Councilwoman Paloma Aguirre as my alternate at the California Coastal Commission. She is a leader in an important frontline community fighting Tijuana River pollution for over 15 years and will bring a unique perspective to the commission. Paloma will be a powerful voice for resiliency planning for Sea Level Rise, the fight against climate change, and protecting our precious coastal resources and public access,” said Councilmember Steve Padilla, California State Commissioner Chair.
“California needs leaders with an eye on environmental justice, which is why I’m pleased to appoint Councilwoman Paloma Aguirre as the alternate for California Coastal Commissioner Steve Padilla. Her extensive education in marine biodiversity, her background working in coastal preservation, and her passion for developing policies to serve disadvantaged communities make her an excellent addition to this important commission.” - California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon.
The Commission is committed to protecting and enhancing California’s coast and ocean for present and future generations. It does so through careful planning and regulation of environmentally-sustainable development, rigorous use of science, strong public participation, education, and effective intergovernmental coordination. For more information, visit www.coastal.ca.gov.