◼ Governor eyes pair of Coastal Commission appointments
... “Why is he rushing to make these appointments? That’s the question on everyone’s mind,” said Susan Jordan of the Coastal Protection Network. “He called for the list (for the Central Coast) in October, well before there was even an opening.”
The governor’s move has raised eyebrows, in part because he is making the appointments himself rather than allowing his successor to do it and because Schwarzenegger, viewed in the Capitol as seeking to polish his environmental legacy, wants to exert some measure of control over the powerful commission as he departs office.
“It was curious why he would act before the new governor came in. It usually is considered protocol that the new governor make the appointments,” Jordan added....
As for the local situation... Lovelace and Neely overreached. Again.