Brown names CoCo sheriff to boating commission

Gov. Jerry Brown today appointed Contra Costa Sheriff David Livingston to the California Boating and Waterways Commission.

Livingston, 47, became sheriff last year; his predecessor, Warren Rupf, served on the commission as well. Livingston earlier was Concord’s police chief from 2005 to 2011; Pleasant Hill’s police chief from 2002 to 2005; and a Fremont police officer from 1987 to 2002. He holds a law degree from the University of San Francisco, and declined to state a party affiliation. The appointment requires state Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem.

The seven-member commission advises the state Department of Boating and Waterways, which exists to help develop convenient public access to the state’s waterways and promote on-the-water safety with programs funded by vessel registration fees, boating fuel tax revenue and boating facility construction loan payments.

Also Friday, Gov. Jerry Brown appointed Chanee Franklin Minor, 35, of Oakland, to the Fair Employment and Housing Commission. Franklin Minor has been a staff attorney at the City of Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board since 2011. Earlier, she was an associate at Cooley Godward Kronish LLP from 2006 to 2009 and a staff attorney at the Eviction Defense Center in 2006. Franklin Minor holds a law degree from Cornell University, and is registered to vote as a Democrat. The appointment requires state Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem.

The FEHC is a quasi-judicial administrative agency which enforces California civil rights laws regarding discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations; pregnancy disability leave; family and medical leave; and hate violence.

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.

  • RR, Senile Columnist

    I hope MS Minor investigates discrimination and hate-motivated violence that discourages Whites from seeking housing in Oakland.

  • John W.

    Re #1

    Housing “discrimination” against whites in Oakland? Who knew?

    Hate-motivated violence? Well, I guess if you call gang-against-gang violence or drug-related violence “hate-motivated.”