New waste board member appointed

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, Nov. 21, 2008 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

Termed-out Senate President Pro Tempore Don Perata (D-Oakland) has named outgoing Senator Carole Migden (D- San Francisco) to a four-year term on the California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB).  Migden was unseated in a very contentious Democratic primary this summer by Assembly Member Mark Leno.   

CIWMB’s Board consists of six members, four from the public at large, one from industry and one environmental position.  There has been one vacancy on the board for some time and the terms of two more members’ will expire this coming January.  CIWMB coordinates the waste-disposal and recycling efforts of state and local government, business and the public with a goal of zero waste.

Migden served as a member of the State Assembly for six years before joining the State Senate in 2004 where she has been Chair of the Senate Democratic Caucus.  Prior to the State Legislature, she served as Chairwoman of the State Board of Equalization and previously as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.  While in the Senate she authored a number of pieces of legislation on consumer protection, cosmetic restrictions and Bisphenol-A, phthalates and lead bans.  

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