Changing the Face of California Bureaucracy

By Loretta Macktal, Executive Assistant to the Vice President, Government Relations

Capitol Update, Oct. 17, 2003 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

In the days, months and years ahead the new Schwarzenegger administration will have the opportunity to make many appointments to key agency posts.

The following executive agencies and departments could be filled soon by the incoming Governor, replacing the current office-holders:
Business, Transportation & Housing Agency: Maria Contreras-Sweet
California Environmental Protection Agency: Winston Hickox
California Health and Human Services Agency: Grantland Johnson
Resources Agency: Mary Nichols
State and Consumer Services Agency: Aileen Adams
Technology, Trade, and Commerce Agency: Lon Hatamiya
Youth and Adult Correctional Agency: Robert Presley
Department of Finance: Steve Peace
Department of Food and Agriculture: William J. Lyons, Jr.
Department of Industrial Relations: Chuck Cake
Department of Veterans Affairs: K. Maurice Johannessen

The following articles describe other state agencies important to CMTA members and how the leadership of those agencies may change over time. (Next week, look for information on employment related boards and commissions.) Some appointments are for a specified term, others serve “at the pleasure” of the Governor. Of the 3,600 positions the Governor controls throughout state agencies, boards and commissions, 711 require Senate confirmation.
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