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  ( Division 14 added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1556. )

CHAPTER 3. Organization and Membership [22020 - 22026]
  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1556. )


There is in the state government a Ventura-Los Angeles Mountain and Coastal Study Commission, consisting of 15 members:

(a) The Secretary of the Resources Agency or his deputy.

(b) The Planning Officer of the State Office of Planning or his deputy.

(c) One member of the State Lands Commission, selected by the State Lands Commission.

(d) One member of the Board of Supervisors of Ventura County, selected by such board of supervisors.

(e) One member of the Board of Supervisors of Los Angeles County, selected by such board of supervisors.

(f) One member of the Los Angeles City Council, selected by such city council.

(g) One member representing the Southern California Association of Governments selected by the executive committee of such association.

(h) Eight members of the public, appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate, who shall be residents of the region and who shall have special knowledge or experience in the fields of conservation, parks and recreation, real estate and development, planning, public health, air pollution, water quality, and economics. There shall be balanced representation between conservation and user interests.

(Added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1556.)


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 his actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of his duties.

(Added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1556.)


(a) The commission shall meet twice a month, and may meet in subcommittee with authority to conduct hearings within special areas of interest. The public shall be given reasonable prior notice of the time and place of commission meetings, and all such meetings shall be open to the public.

(b) All meetings of the commission shall be held at a place reasonably convenient to its members and the public in a meeting room that affords adequate space for its members, its staff, the news media, and the public that may reasonably be expected to attend the meeting.

(Added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1556.)


The time and place of the first meeting of the commission shall be prescribed by the Secretary of the Resources Agency, but in no event shall it be scheduled for a date later than February 1, 1971.

(Added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1556.)


The commission shall select from among its members a chair and a vice chair.

(Amended by Stats. 2010, Ch. 213, Sec. 17. (AB 2768) Effective January 1, 2011.)


All vacancies in the commission membership shall be filled in the same manner in which original appointments were made.

(Added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1556.)


The commission shall appoint a director who shall have charge of coordinating and administering the affairs of the commission, subject to the direction and policies of the commission. The director shall, subject to approval of the commission, appoint such employees as may be necessary in order to carry out the functions of the commission.

(Added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1556.)

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