Gov. Brown Names John Banuelos to Boating Commission

Byline: Log News Service

SACRAMENTO (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. has appointed John Banuelos, a former director of the California Department of Boating and Waterways (Cal Boating), to the California Boating and Waterways Commission.

Banuelos, 67, worked at the California Conservation Corps from 1977 to 1992 and from 1997 to 2004 in multiple positions, including program and evaluation manager. He was executive officer of the Youth Offender Parole Board from 1996 to 1997 and director of Cal Boating from 1992 to 1996.

The seven-member Boating and Waterways Commission is mandated by the Harbors and Navigation Code to advise Cal Boating on protecting significant natural resources, providing for public access to the waterways and promoting recreational boating safety. The commission must also consent to all boating facilities loans and grants proposed by the department.

With the appointment of Banuelos, there are four members on the commission — the number required for a quorum.

The appointment, which is for two years, requires California Senate confirmation, and the compensation is a $100 per diem. Banuelos, who lives in Elk Grove, is a Democrat.

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