Gov. Brown Names Four to Boating and Waterways Commission

Byline: Louis Gerlinger/Log News Service

SACRAMENTO (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — Gov. Jerry Brown has announced four appointments to fill vacancies on the California Boating and Waterways Commission.

Brown announced March 1 that he had appointed David Lumian of Venice and Frank Peralta of Bonita to the commission.

Then, March 9 the governor announced a third appointment, that of David Livingston of Danville, and the reappointment of longtime commissioner Douglas W. Metz of Coronado to another four-year term.

The appointments leave only one vacancy on the seven-member commission, which advises the Department of Boating and Waterways (Cal Boating) on matters within its jurisdiction and must consent to all boating facilities loans and grants proposed by Cal Boating.

Lumian, 57, has been a consultant to the American Sailing Association since 2007. He is a director of the Southern California Yachting Association and chairman of the Los Angeles County Small Craft Harbor Commission. Lumian has been certified as an instructor by the National Safe Boating Council, the American Canoe Association, US Sailing and the US Canoe Association.

Peralta, 65, has been a deputy sheriff with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department since 1974 and is a member of the Latino Police Officers Association.

Livingston, 47, is the sheriff-coroner of Contra Costa County. Before being elected sheriff in 2011, Livingston was chief of police of Concord from 2005 to 2011 and Pleasant Hill from 2002 to 2005.

He graduated with honors from the University of California at Santa Barbara with a B.A. in Law & Society. He earned his law degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law and is a licensed attorney admitted to practice in both the state and federal courts.

Metz, 78, a Republican, was first appointed to the commission in 2006 by then Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. He was reappointed to a full four-year term by Schwarzenegger in March 2008. Metz has been president of Metz and Associates since 1998 and senior counsel of The King Law Group since 2007.

He earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Wayne State University Law School in Michigan. He is immediate past president of the Coronado Cays Homeowners Association, one of the largest marina communities in California.

The four positions require California Senate confirmation, and the compensation is $100 per diem while conducting commission business.

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