Assemblyman Das Williams accepted a position on the California State Coastal Conservancy Board earlier this week.
Speaker of the Assembly John A. Perez appointed Williams to one of the six advisory seats held by three Assembly and three state Senate members. Williams and the other non-voting members will provide legislative counsel and oversee the board.
The California State Coastal Conservancy — established in 1976 — consists of a seven-member board of directors and is responsible for protecting the state’s coast. According to a press release from Williams, the Conservancy has initiated over 1,800 projects along the California coast and in the San Francisco Bay. Williams grew up in Isla Vista, starting when he began the fourth grade. He later attended Santa Barbara City College, UC Berkeley and UCSB’s Bren School of Environmental Science & Management.
Williams served on the Santa Barbara City Council for seven years advocating middle-income housing, the city’s Land Usage Ordinance and energy efficiency.
— Staff Report