Half Moon Bay Mayor Allan Alifano is being considered to fill a soon-to-be vacant seat on the California Coastal Commission ─ an environmental commission that oversees land-use decisions along the state’s pristine coastline.
Alifano was nominated by the San Mateo County Council of Cities for an appointment to the high profile commission.
As Mayor of Half Moon Bay, Alifano has experience with land-use issues that fall within the California Coastal Commission’s purview.
City and county officials in Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Mateo Counties who received nominations for the Central Coast Representative position are being reviewed by Assembly Speaker John Perez. The position on the 12-member commission is being vacated by Santa Cruz Supervisor Mark Stone, who is stepping down after his recent election to the Assembly.
Currently, Perez is interviewing candidates and has until Dec. 3 to make an appointment. The seat is one that is directly selected by Perez.
The mission of the Coastal Commission is to: Protect, conserve, restore, and enhance environmental and human-based resources of the California coast and ocean for environmentally sustainable and prudent use by current and future generations.