Join us in urging Governor Newsom to protect our public health and climate

Governor Gavin Newsom
1303 10th Street, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA 95814

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Dear: Governor Newsom

We, the undersigned elected officials, are deeply concerned about the immediate and long-term harms to the people we represent from climate change and pollution caused by the extraction, processing, and burning of fossil fuels.

California has made great progress by committing our electricity sector to be carbon-neutral by 2045 and supporting the Paris Agreement. We appreciate that you have made addressing climate change a priority of your administration. You have rightly said, “we must map out longer-term strategies…for California’s energy future, to ensure that the cost of climate change doesn’t fall on those least able to afford it.”

The science is clear that phasing out fossil fuel production is urgently needed to address climate change and protect public health. It is imperative that California issue no new permits and establish public health setbacks for existing oil and gas drilling. Production of oil and gas is a significant contributor to California’s greenhouse gas emissions.1,2 Yet California remains a top oil-producing state, and three-quarters of oil produced here is as climate-damaging as Canada’s tar sands crude oil.3 The disastrous consequences of fossil fuel production and burning from air pollution alone — not including escalating harms from droughts, fires, mudslides, storms, and sea level rise — already cost Californians more than 12,000 lives and $100 billion dollars annually.4

Unfortunately, the worst costs of fossil fuels are falling on Californians least able to afford them, exacerbating environmental injustices. Nearly 8,500 active California oil and gas wells are located within 2,500 feet of homes, schools, and hospitals,5 where, according to the California Council on Science and Technology, exposure to toxic air contaminants and other pollution caused by oil and gas wells is a significant threat to public health.6 These harms disproportionately impact people of color and economically disadvantaged communities.7 Between 2011 and 2018, of the more than 21,000 new oil and gas wells permitted by the state, 76 percent are located in communities with above-average poverty rates for California, and 67 percent are located in communities of color.8

These harms are a bad deal for Californians. The oil and gas industry contributes less than 0.9 percent of California’s GDP and 0.2 percent of jobs,9,10 whereas transitioning away from fossil fuels to renewable energy and expanding electrification is a net job creator.11,12

As governor of California, you have a historic opportunity to lead our nation and the world on a pivotal path away from fossil fuels. Recognizing that we are in a climate emergency, as you have acknowledged, and given the grave public health and environmental justice consequences of fossil fuel production in California, we respectfully urge you to make a new statewide commitment and lay out a plan to achieve the following:

  • End the issuance of permits for new fossil fuel projects, including permits for new oil and gas wells, infrastructure for fossil fuels, and petrochemical projects in California.
  • Design a swift, managed decline of all fossil fuel production, starting with a 2,500-foot human health and safety buffer zone around all homes, hospitals, schools, playgrounds, and farms to protect public health and address the severe environmental injustice of production in low-income communities and communities of color.
  • Commit the state to 100% clean, renewable energy in all sectors, starting with significant investments in disadvantaged communities and areas that are already suffering the most from the worst impacts of fossil fuel extraction and climate change.

Phasing out fossil fuel production is paramount to addressing climate change, and will make California healthier and safer. It will also create hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the state as we increase investment in renewable energy, clean vehicles and buildings, energy efficiency, public transportation, and other innovative solutions.4,12 We must include a just transition for fossil fuel workers to help build the clean energy economy of tomorrow, reducing pollution and expanding opportunity for all.

We look to you to provide the leadership we need for a safe, healthy, and prosperous California.

 

Sincerely,

Members, EOPA California

    
Jeff AalfsJonathan AbboudJanet AbelsonKaren AdamsDolly Adams
Vice MayorTrusteeCouncilmemberTreasurer-Tax CollectorBoard Member
City of Portola ValleySanta Barbara City CollegeCity of El CerritoMerced CountyCity of Hayward
San Mateo CountySanta Barbara CountyContra Costa CountyMerced CountyAlameda County
     
Larry AgranMadolyn AgrimontiVictor AguilarJames AguilarSalvador Alatorre
CouncilmemberCouncilmemberVice MayorSchool Board MemberCouncilmember
City of IrvineCity of SonomaCity of San LeandroSan Leandro USDCity of Lynwood
Orange CountySonoma CountyAlameda CountyAlameda CountyLos Angeles County
     
Norma AlcalaElizabeth AlcantarEric AlegriaAustin AllisonJosué Alvarado
CouncilmemberVice MayorMayorCouncilmemberCouncilmember
City of West SacramentoCity of CudahyCity of Rancho Palos VerdesCity of EurekaCity of Whittier
Yolo CountyLos Angeles CountyLos Angeles CountyHumboldt CountyLos Angeles County
     
Melody AppletonValerie ArkinStacey ArmatoWill ArnoldJesse Arreguin
District DirectorCouncilmemberCouncilmemberCouncilmemberMayor
Castro Valley Sanitary DistrictCity of PleasantonCity of Hermosa BeachCity of DavisCity of Berkeley
Alameda CountyAlameda CountyLos Angeles CountyYolo CountyAlameda County
     
Denise AthasMichael AtwellBryan AzevedoJoe Baca Jr.Vinnie Bacon
CouncilmemberDistrict AttorneyCouncilmemberSupervisorCouncilmember
City of NovatoAlpine CountyCity of San LeandroBoard of SupervisorsCity of Fremont
Marin CountyAlpine CountyAlameda CountySan Bernardino CountyAlameda County
     
Melanie BagbySylvia BallinBrian BarnacleTim BarnesTeresa Barrett
CouncilmemberCouncilmemberCouncilmemberMayorMayor
City of CloverdaleCity of San FernandoCity of PetalumaCity of LakeportCity of Petaluma
Sonoma CountyLos Angeles CountySonoma CountyLake CountySonoma County
     
John BartholomewBen BartlettJohn BautersEmily BeachBarry Beck
Treasurer-Tax CollectorCouncilmemberCouncilmemberCouncilmemberMono County Assessor
County AdministrationCity of BerkeleyCity of EmeryvilleCity of BurlingameCounty Administration
Humboldt CountyAlameda CountyAlameda CountySan Mateo CountyMono County
     
Kristi BeckerJovanka BecklesEli BeckmanGina BelforteAlma Beltran
Deputy MayorDirectorCouncilmemberMayorMayor
City of Solana BeachAlameda-Contra Costa TransitCity of Corte MaderaCity of Rohert ParkCity of Parlier
San Diego CountyAlameda CountyMarin CountySonoma CountyFresno County
     
Jacques BertrandMary BierTygarjas BigstyckClaudia Bill-de la PenaCatherine Blakespear
MayorCouncilmemberCouncilmemberMayorMayor
City of CapitolaCity of PacificaCity of PacificaCity of Thousand OaksCity of Encinitas
Santa Cruz CountySan Mateo CountySan Mateo CountyVentura CountySan Diego County
     
Rick BonillaMike BoninSpencer BrandtYvette BrooksDaniel Brotman
Deputy MayorCouncilmemberPresidentMayorCouncilmember
City of San MateoCity of Los AngelesIsla Vista Community Services DistrictCity of CapitolaCity of Glendale
San Mateo CountyLos Angeles CountySanta Barbara CountySanta Cruz CountyLos Angeles County
     
Monica BrownSandy BrownCarre BrownJeremy BrownAlex Brown
SupervisorCouncilmemberChairSupervisorCouncilmember
County AdministrationCity of Santa CruzBoard of SupervisorsCounty AdministrationCity of Chico
Solano CountySanta Cruz CountyMendocino CountyTrinity CountyButte County
     
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SupervisorCouncilmemberCouncilmemberPresident Pro TemMayor Pro Tem
County AdministrationCity of BurlingameCity of Los AltosCity of San DiegoCity of Agoura Hills
San Francisco CountySan Mateo CountySanta Clara CountySan Diego CountyLos Angeles County
     
Illece Buckley-WeberMiles BurginThomas ButtMartha Camacho RodriguezMary Campbell
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City of Agoura HillsCity of Santa RosaCity of RichmondCentral Basin Water BoardCity of Hermosa Beach
Los Angeles CountySonoma CountyContra Costa CountyLos Angeles CountyLos Angeles County
     
Susan CandellDavid CanepaChris CanningMary Ann CarboneRobert Carling
MayorSupervisorMayorMayorCouncilmember
City of LafeyetteCounty AdministrationCity of CalistogaCity of Sand CityCity of Livermore
Contra Costa CountySan Mateo CountyNapa CountyMonterey CountyAlameda County
     
Ken CarlsonCandy CarlsonKim CarrAdam CarranzaKeith Carson
CouncilmemberSupervisorMayorVice PresidentBoard President
City of Pleasant HillCounty AdministrationCity of Huntington BeachMountain View School BoardCounty Administration
Contra Costa CountyTehama CountyOrange CountyLos Angeles CountyAlameda County
     
Jacque CasillasMary Casillas SalasRuscal CayangyangWilma ChanJames Chang
MayorMayorBoard MemberSupervisorCommissioner
City of CoronaCity of Chula VistaVallejo City USDCounty AdministrationCity of Berkeley
Riverside CountySan Diego CountySolano CountyAlameda CountyAlameda County
     
Jorgel ChavezAl ClarkRobert CoeDavid CohenJames Coleman
CouncilmemberVice MayorCouncilmemberCouncilmemberCity Councilmember
City of Bell GardensCity of CarpinteriaCity of WheatlandCity of San JoseCity of South San Francisco
Los Angeles CountySanta Barbara CountyYuba CountySanta Clara CountySan Mateo County
     
Barbara ColerKate ColinRon CollinsJulie CombsCynthia Conners
MayorCouncilmemberVice MayorCouncilmemberMayor
Town of FairfaxCity of San RafaelCity of San CarlosCity of Santa RosaCity of Laguna Woods
Marin CountyMarin CountySan Mateo CountySonoma CountyOrange County
     
Damon ConnollyDavid CookRyan CoonertyDave CorteseDeborah Cox
SupervisorCouncilmemberSupervisorCalifornia State SenatorCouncilmember
County AdministrationCity of SonomaCounty AdministrationCalifornia State LegislatureCity of San Leandro
Marin CountySonoma CountySanta Cruz CountySanta Clara CountyAlameda County
     
Frank CrawfordMarta CruzJustin CummingsPauline CutterJohn D'Amico
Vice PresidentCouncilmemberVice MayorMayorCouncilmember
Marysville Joint USDCity of CloverdaleCity of Santa CruzCity of San LeandroCity of West Hollywood
Yuba CountySonoma CountySanta Cruz CountyAlameda CountyLos Angeles County
     
Summer DaughertyCheryl DavilaGleam DavisEduardo De La RivaSerge Dedina
CouncilmemberCouncilmemberCouncilmemberCouncilmemberMayor
City of Blue LakeCity of BerkeleyCity of Santa MonicaCity of MaywoodCity of Imperial Beach
Humboldt CountyAlameda CountyLos Angeles CountyLos Angeles CountySan Diego County
     
Rick DeGoliaJohn Dell'OssoJim DiazPaul DohringScott Donahue
Vice MayorMayorCouncilmemberCouncilmemberCouncilmember
City of AthertonCity of CotatiCity of ClaytonCity of St. HelenaCity of Emeryville
San Mateo CountySonoma CountyContra Costa CountyNapa CountyAlameda County
     
Brian DossLinda DraperLori DrosteJohn DuranClementina Duron
Board MemberCouncilmemberCouncilmemberCouncilmemberVice President
Albany USDCity of OrovilleCity of BerkeleyCity of West HollywoodAlbany USD
Alameda CountyButte CountyAlameda CountyLos Angeles CountyAlameda County
     
Carol Dutra-Vernacilynn edmondsSean Elo-RiveraJohn EricksonRodrigo Espinoza
MayorCouncilmemberCouncilmemberCity CouncilmemberSupervisor
City of Union CityCity of FillmoreCity of San DiegoCity of West HollywoodBoard of Supervisors
Alameda CountyVentura CountySan Diego CountyLos Angeles CountyMerced County
     
Emmanuel EstradaMarilyn Ezzy AshcraftPaul FadelliJohn FasanaAlexis Fineman
MayorMayorMayorMayorCouncilmember
City of Baldwin ParkCity of AlamedaCity of El CerritoCity of DuarteCity of San Anselmo
Los Angeles CountyAlameda CountyContra Costa CountyLos Angeles CountyMarin County
     
Alex FischD'Lynda FischerMaggie FishmanDominic FoppoliSuza Francina
MayorVice MayorTrusteeMayorCouncilmember
City of Culver CityCity of PetalumaSRJC Board of TrusteesTown of WindsorCity of Ojai
Los Angeles CountySonoma CountySonoma CountySonoma CountyVentura County
     
Lucas FrerichsJohn FriedrichDebora FudgePatrick FureyJill Galvez
Vice MayorCity CouncilmemberCouncilmemberMayorCouncilmember
City of DavisCity of South Lake TahoeCity of WindsorCity of TorranceCity of Chula Vista
Yolo CountyEl Dorado CountySonoma CountyLos Angeles CountySan Diego County
     
Frank GarciaLisa GauthierJill GayaldoGary Ge'NellLakhvir Ghag
CouncilmemberVice MayorCouncilmemberMayorCouncilmember
City of MaywoodCity of East Palo AltoCity of RocklinCity of AlbanyCity of Live Oak
Los Angeles CountySanta Clara CountyPlacer CountyAlameda CountySutter County
     
Elizabeth GibbonsBruce GibsonNoralea GipnerRoger GitlinRenee Goddard
MayorSupervisorCouncilmemberSupervisorVice Mayor
City of CampbellCity of San Luis ObispoCity of MartinezCounty AdministrationCity of Fairfax
Santa Clara CountySan Luis Obispo CountyContra Costa CountyDel Norte CountyMarin County
     
Leah GoldMichael GoldmanAaron GomezShanthi GonzalesRubio Gonzalez
MayorCouncilmemberCouncilmemberVice PresidentCouncilmember
City of HealdsburgCity of SunnyvaleCity of San Luis ObispoOakland USDCity of Pomona
Sonoma CountySanta Clara CountySan Luis Obispo CountyAlameda CountyLos Angeles County
     
Tim GoodrichJohn GoodwinMorgan GoodwinJames GoreSusan Gorin
CouncilmemberCouncilmemberVice MayorSupervisorBoard Vice Chair
City of TorranceCity of ColmaTown of TruckeeCounty AdministrationCounty Administration
Los Angeles CountySan Mateo CountyNevada CountySonoma CountySonoma County
     
Martha GuerreroLaurie GuillenSarah Glade GurneyMarcia GuthrieAlan Haffa
MayorCouncilmemberCouncilmemberCouncilmemberCouncilmember
City of West SacramentoCity of ParamountCity of SebastopolCity of Pismo BeachCity of Monterey
Yolo CountyLos Angeles CountySonoma CountySan Luis Obispo CountyMonterey County
     
Sophie HahnHeidi HallWayne HammarDavid HamptonErin Hannigan Andrews
CouncilmemberBoard ChairTreasurer-Tax CollectorCouncilmemberSupervisor
City of BerkeleyCounty AdministrationCounty AdministrationCity of City of Rio VistaCounty Administration
Alameda CountyNevada CountySiskiyou CountySolano CountySolano County
     
John HarabedianHeidi HarmonAmy HarringtonKate HarrisonSusan Harvey
CouncilmemberMayorMayorCouncilmemberCouncilmember
City of Sierra MadreCity of San Luis ObispoCity of SonomaCity of BerkeleyCity of Cotati
Los Angeles CountySan Luis Obispo CountySonoma CountyAlameda CountySonoma County
     
John HaschakJohn HeaddingMike HealyLesa HeebnerJudy Hegenauer
SupervisorMayorVice MayorMayorCouncilmember
County AdministrationMorro BayCity of PetalumaCity of Solana BeachCity of Solano Beach
Mendocino CountySan Luis Obispo CountySonoma CountySan Diego CountySan Diego County
     
John HeilmanFelipe HernandezHerman HernandezAlison HicksSue Higgins
Mayor Pro TemCouncilmemberBoard MemberCouncilmemberCouncilmember
City of West HollywoodCity of WatsonvilleOffice of EducationCity of Mountain ViewCity of Oakley
Los Angeles CountySanta Cruz CountySonoma CountySanta Clara CountyContra Costa County
     
Sam HindiSara HinkleyNeysa HintonKellie HinzeKimberly Ho
CouncilmemberTrusteeCouncilmemberCouncilmemberCouncilmember
City of Foster CityAlbany USDCity of SebastopolCity of EncinitasCity of Westminster
San Mateo CountyAlameda CountySonoma CountySan Diego CountyOrange County
     
Hilary HodgeDennis HoffmanDonald HolleyReuben HoloberChristy Holstege
CouncilmemberCouncilmemberCouncilmemberCouncilmemberMayor
City of Grass ValleyCity of OrlandCity of MaderaCity of MillbraeCity of Palm Springs
Nevada CountyGlenn CountyMadera CountySan Mateo CountyRiverside County
     
Cynthia HomenLynda HopkinsShari HorneChristian HorvathStephen Houlahan
CouncilmemberSupervisorMayorCouncilmemberCouncilmember
City of PattersonCounty AdministrationCity of Laguna WoodsCity of Redondo BeachCity of Santee
Stanislaus CountySonoma CountyOrange CountyLos Angeles CountySan Diego County
     
Scott HuberPeter HuebnerRobert HuittRachel HundleySudhanshu Jain
CouncilmemberSupervisorMayor Pro TemCouncilmemberCouncil Member
City of ChicoCounty AdministrationCity of Pacific GroveCity of SonomaCity of Santa Clara
Butte CountySierra CountyMonterey CountySonoma CountySanta Clara County
     
Brady JenkinsChristopher JimenezClaudia JimenezJohnny JohnstonDianne Jones
CouncilmemberCity ClerkCouncilmemberMayorTrustee
City of FirebaughCity of MontebelloCity of RichmondCity of OjaiFremont USD
Fresno CountyLos Angeles CountyContra Costa CountyVentura CountyAlameda County
     
Mark JosephDan KalbJoe KalmickSydney Kamlager-DoveSamuel Kang
Vice MayorCouncilmemberMayorState SenatorCouncilmember
City of American CanyonCity of OaklandCity of Seal BeachDistrict 30City of Duarte
Napa CountyAlameda CountyOrange CountyLos Angeles CountyLos Angeles County
     
Rebecca KaplanStuart KasdinJenny KassanNorma Kastner-JaureguiAndy Katz
CouncilmemberCouncilmemberCity CouncilmemberMayor Pro TemBoard Member
City of OaklandCity of GoletaCity of FremontCity of BrawleyEast Bay MUD
Alameda CountySanta Barbara CountyAlameda CountyImperial CountyAlameda County
     
Steven KearneyJenny KenoyerFarrah KhanMarina KhubesrianDavid King
Mayor Pro-TemCouncilmemberMayorCouncilmemberCouncilmember
City of LawndaleCity of ModestoCity of IrvineCity of South PasadenaCity of Petaluma
Los Angeles CountyStanislaus CountyOrange CountyLos Angeles CountySonoma County
     
Valerie KlinefelterJohn Knox WhiteManu KoenigPaul KoretzGeoff Kors
CouncilmemberVice MayorSupervisorCouncilmemberCouncilmember
City of PlymouthCity of AlamedaBoard of SupervisorsCity of Los AngelesCity of Palm Springs
Amador CountyAlameda CountySanta Cruz CountyLos Angeles CountyRiverside County
     
Gary KrausChris KrohnSheila KuehlDavid KunhardtJames Kyriaco
CouncilmemberCouncilmemberSupervisorCouncilmemberMayor Pro Tem
City of CalistogaCity of Santa CruzCounty AdministrationCity of Corte MaderaCity of Goleta
Napa CountySanta Cruz CountyLos Angeles CountyMarin CountySanta Barbara County
     
Peter LacquesSara LamninMark LandmanNeal LattBrett Lee
CouncilmemberCouncilmemberCouncilmemberDirectorMayor Pro Tem
Town of Fairfax TownCity of HaywardCity of CotatiMunicipal Water DistrictCity of Chico
Marin CountyAlameda CountySonoma CountyHumboldt CountyYolo County
     
Wayne J LeeDaniel LeeWill LeeEsther LemusClifford Lentz
Vice MayorCouncilmemberMayorVice MayorCouncilmember
City of MillbraeCity of Culver CityCity of Fort BraggCity of WindsorCity of Brisbane
San Mateo CountyLos Angeles CountyMendocino CountySonoma CountySan Mateo County
     
John LeopoldHenry LevyAndrew LewisVictor LinaresTodd Loewenstein
SupervisorTreasurerCouncilmemberCouncilmemberCouncilmember
County AdministrationCounty AdministrationNorth Westwood NBHD CouncilCity of CovinaCity of Redondo Beach
Santa Cruz CountyAlameda CountyLos Angeles CountyLos Angeles CountyLos Angeles County
     
Corina LopezJesse LorenEric LucanChristina LuceroLange Luntao
CouncilmemberCouncilmemberMayorBoard PresidentPresident
City of San LeandroCity of WintersCity of NovatoBaldwin Park USDStockton USD
Alameda CountyYolo CountyMarin CountyLos Angeles CountySan Joaquin County
     
Karina MaciasJake MackenzieOscar MadrigalSteve MadroneDiana Mahmud
MayorCouncilmemberCouncilmemberSupervisorMayor
City of City of Huntington ParkCity of Rohert ParkCity of OxnardCounty AdministrationCity of South Pasadena
Los Angeles CountySonoma CountyVentura CountyHumboldt CountyLos Angeles County
     
Andrea MarrDeirdre MartinYanely MartinezDianne MartinezEduardo Martinez
Mayor Pro TemMayor Pro TemMayor Pro TemMayorCouncilmember
City of Costa MesaCity of PacificaCity of GreenfieldCity of EmeryvilleCity of Richmond
Orange CountySan Mateo CountyMonterey CountyAlameda CountyContra Costa County
     
Yvonne Martinez-BeltranJustin MasseyShelly MasurShaun McCafferyKevin McKeown
CouncilmemberMayorCouncilmemberCouncilmemberCouncilmember
City of Morgan HillCity of Hermosa BeachCity of Redwood CityCity of HealdsburgCity of Santa Monica
Santa Clara CountyLos Angeles CountySan Mateo CountySonoma CountyLos Angeles County
     
Gayle McLaughlinYamine-Imani McMorrinPeggy McQuaidMarty MedinaLauren Meister
CouncilmemberCouncilmemberVice MayorVice MayorMayor Pro Tem
City of RichmondCity of Culver CityCity of AlbanyCity of San BrunoCity of West Hollywood
Contra Costa CountyLos Angeles CountyAlameda CountySan Mateo CountyLos Angeles County
     
Cecilia MendezHeidi MessnerNate MileyKatherine MillerManuel Minjares
TrusteeCouncilmemberVice PresidentSupervisorCouncilmember
Stockton USDCity of EurekaBoard of SupervisorsCounty AdministrationCity of Fillmore
San Joaquin CountyHumboldt CountyAlameda CountySan Joaquin CountyVentura County
     
Judith MitchellStanley MokJose MorenoKati MoultonRochelle Nason
Mayor Pro TemCouncilpersonCouncilmemberCouncilmemberMayor
City of Rolling Hill EstatesCity of Los Altos HillsCity of AnaheimCity of EurekaCity of Albany
Los Angeles CountySanta Clara CountyOrange CountyHumboldt CountyAlameda County
     
Joe NaujokasMichael NichollsMike O'NeillRobert OcampoJose Ornelas
CouncilmemberPresidentCouncilmemberTrusteeCouncilmember
City of HealdsburgLower Russian River MACCity of PacificaAlisal Union School DistrictCity of San Joaquin
Sonoma CountySonoma CountySan Mateo CountyMonterey CountyFresno County
     
Elsa OrtizKarl OryBryan OsorioSkylaer PalaciosKen Palfini
Vice PresidentCouncilmemberMayorCouncilmemberMayor
Alameda-Contra Costa TransitCity of ChicoCity of DelanoCity of HealdsburgCity of Weed
Alameda CountyButte CountyKern CountySonoma CountySiskiyou County
     
Rochelle Pardue-OkimotoColin ParentJane ParkerLinda ParksR. Rex Parris
CouncilmemberCouncilmemberSupervisorSupervisorMayor
City of El CerritoCity of La MesaCounty of MontereyCity of VenturaCity of Lancaster
Contra Costa CountySan Diego CountyMonterey CountyVentura CountyLos Angeles County
     
Skylar PeakJeannine PearceAndy PeaseH.E. Christian PeeplesDeborah Penrose
Mayor Pro TemCouncilmemberCouncilmemberDirectorCouncilmember
City of MalibuCity of Long BeachCity of San Luis ObispoAlameda-Contra Costa TransitCity of Half Moon Bay
Los Angeles CountyLos Angeles CountySan Luis Obispo CountyAlameda CountySan Mateo County
     
Jan PepperRaul PeralezSofia PereiraFelipe PerezPaula Perotte
Vice MayorCouncilmemberMayorCouncilmemberMayor
City of Los AltosCity of San JoseCity of ArcataCity of FirebaughCity of Goleta
Santa Clara CountySanta Clara CountyHumboldt CountyFresno CountySanta Barbara County
     
Kristen PetersenMikke PiersonNick PilchDave PinePaul Pitino
CouncilmemberCouncilmemberCouncilmemberSupervisorCouncilmember
City of CapitolaCity of MalibuCity of AlbanyBoard of SupervisorsCity of Arcata
Santa Cruz CountyLos Angeles CountyAlameda CountySan Mateo CountyHumboldt County
     
Dennis PocekayDavid PollockThomas PowellJim ProvenzaSiri Pulipati
CouncilmemberMayor Pro TemCouncilmemberBoard ChairCouncilmember
City of PetalumaCity of Moor ParkCity of WaterfordBoard of SupervisorsCity of Rancho Cordova
Sonoma CountyVentura CountyStanislaus CountyYolo CountySacramento County
     
Brandon PursellCaitlin QuinnGabriel QuintoRobert RaburnCarmen Ramirez
CouncilmemberTrusteeCouncilmemberDirectorMayor Pro Tem
City of KingsburgPetaluma City SchoolsCity of El CerritoBART Board of DirectorsCity of Oxnard
Fresno CountySonoma CountyContra Costa CountyAlameda CountyVentura County
     
Alex RandolphHarvey RarbackJohn ReedDaniel ReidRob Rennie
PresidentMayorCouncilmemberCouncilmemberCouncilmember
City College of San FranciscoCity of Half Moon BayTown of FairfaxCity of LawndaleCity of Los Gatos
San Francisco CountySan Mateo CountyMarin CountyLos Angeles CountySanta Clara County
     
Cynthia ReplogleArlis ReynoldsChris RicciKyle RichardsJohn Richards
DirectorCouncilmemberCouncilmemberMayor Pro TemCouncilmember
Oceano Community Services DistrictCity of Costa MesaCity of ModestoCity of GoletaTown of Portola Valley
San Luis Obispo CountyOrange CountyStanislaus CountySanta Barbara CountySan Mateo County
     
Margarita RiosJohn RizzoClyde RobersonJ.R. RobertsDeborah Robertson
CouncilmemberTrusteeMayorCouncilmemberMayor
City of NorwalkCity College of San FranciscoCity of MontereyCity of Palm SpringsCity of Rialto
Los Angeles CountySan Francisco CountyMonterey CountyRiverside CountySan Bernardino County
     
Derek RobinsonRigel RobinsonAnthony RochaDennis RodoniChris Rogers
CouncilmemberCity CouncilmemberCity CouncilmemberBoard PresidentVice Mayor
City of MaderaCity of BerkeleyCity of SalinasBoard of SupervisorsCity of Santa Rosa
Madera CountyAlameda CountyMonterey CountyMarin CountySonoma County
     
Natalie RogersCarlos RomeroAbigail Rosales-MedinaErin Ruark-MinettDeborah Ruddock
Vice MayorMayorPresidentCouncilmemberVice Mayor
City of Santa RosaCity of East Palo AltoSan Bernardino City USDCity of Nevada CityCity of Half Moon Bay
Sonoma CountySanta Clara CountySan Bernardino CountyNevada CountySan Mateo County
     
Victoria RuffinErik RybergMeghan Sahli-WellsSam SalmonRebecca Saltzman
Board MemberMayorCouncilmemberCouncilmemberVice President
Antelope Valley Union HSDCity of EtnaCity of Culver CityTown of WindsorBART Board of Directors
Los Angeles CountySiskiyou CountyLos Angeles CountySonoma CountyAlameda County
     
Jesus SandovalMichael SaundersJohn SawyerDon SaylorSteven Scharf
CouncilmemberPresidentCouncilmemberSupervisorMayor
City of FontanaPublic Utility DistrictCity of Santa RosaBoard of SupervisorsCity of Cupertino
San Bernardino CountyEl Dorado CountySonoma CountyYolo CountySanta Clara County
     
Lisa SchmidtAnn SchneiderNick SchultzAnn SchwabbTom Schwedhelm
CouncilmemberMayorCouncilmembercouncilmemberMayor
City of Los Altos HillsCity of MillbraeCity of BurbankCity of ChicoCity of Santa Rosa
Santa Clara CountySan Mateo CountyLos Angeles CountyButte CountySonoma County
     
Kathrin SearsMariam ShahSepi ShyneJose SigalaLateefah Simon
SupervisorMayor Pro TemCouncilmemberMayorDirector
County of MarinCity of Grover BeachCity of West HollywoodCity of TulareBART Board of Directors
Marin CountySan Luis Obispo CountyLos Angeles CountyTulare CountyAlameda County
     
Fred SimonWendy SkillmanThomas SmallChristopher SmithNaresh Solanki
CouncilmemberCouncilmemberCouncilmemberCity CouncilmemberMayor
City of San LeandroCity of CotatiCity of Culver CityCity of OakdaleCity of Cerritos
Alameda CountySonoma CountyLos Angeles CountyStanislaus CountyLos Angeles County
     
Salvador Solorio-RuizAlejandro Soto-VigilRene SpringTara SreekrishnanHildy Stern
CouncilmemberCommissionerCouncilmemberMemberMayor
City of DelanoCity of BerkeleyCity of Morgan HillSanta Clara County BOECity of Manhattan Beach
Kern CountyAlameda CountySanta Clara CountySanta Clara CountyLos Angeles County
     
Randall StoneGreer StoneCharles StoneDuane StrawserMadge Strong
MayorCouncilmemberMayorVice MayorCouncilmember
City of ChicoCity of Palo AltoCity of BelmontCity of Nevada CityCity of Willits
Butte CountySanta Clara CountySan Mateo CountyNevada CountyMendocino County
     
Linda SwanAli TajElizabeth TalbottEd TaoLoren Taylor
CouncilmemberCouncilmemberCouncilmemberCouncilmemberCouncilmember
City of Los Altos HillsCity of ArtesiaCity of CouncilmemberCity of Laguna WoodsCity of Oakland
Santa Clara CountyLos Angeles CountyStanislaus CountyOrange CountyAlameda County
     
Kara TaylorJack TibbettsRoseann TorresJennifer Torres OcallaghanJonathan Torrez
CouncilmemberCouncilmemberDirectorVice MayorCouncilmember
City of PlacervilleCity of Santa RosaOakland USDCity of LathropCity of Point Arena
El Dorado CountySonoma CountyAlameda CountySan Joaquin CountyMendocino County
     
Igor TregubSteve TrujilloJason TurnerRowena TurnerChristopher Ungar
CommissionerTrusteeCouncilmemberMayorTrustee
City of BerkeleyCabrillo College Board of TrusteesCity of CloverdaleCity of Monte SerenoSan Luis Coastal USD
Alameda CountySanta Cruz CountySonoma CountySanta Clara CountySan Luis Obispo County
     
Susan UpchurchSilvia VacaNestor ValenciaKatie ValenzuelaCharles Varni
Chief of StaffPresidentCouncilmemberCity CouncilmemberTreasurer
Supervisor Lynda HopkinsWilliams USDCity of ValenicaCity of SacramentoOceano Advisory Council
Sonoma CountyColusa CountyLos Angeles CountySacramento CountySan Luis Obispo County
     
Sue VateriausCheryl Viegas-WalkerMiguel VillapuduaPaula VillescazMarni von Wilpert
Mayor Pro TemMayorSupervisorAssistant SecretaryCouncilmember
City of PacificaCity of El CentroBoard of SupervisorCalifornia Health & Human ServicesCity of San Diego
San Mateo CountyImperial CountySan Joaquin CountySacramento CountySan Diego County
     
Brad WagenknechtBarbara WagnerJefferson WagnerChristopher WardRichey Wasserman
SupervisorMayor Pro TemCouncilmemberState AssemblymemberCouncilmember
Napa CountyCity of Mt. ShastaCity of MalibuDistrict 78City of Point Arena
Napa CountySiskiyou CountyLos Angeles CountySan Diego CountyLake County
     
Martine WatkinsBrett WatsonJonathan WeinbergChristy WeirGeorge Weiss
MayorVice MayorCouncilmemberCouncilmemberCouncilmember
City of Santa CruzCity of ArcataCity of Los AltosCity of VenturaCity of Laguna Beach
Santa Cruz CountyHumboldt CountySanta Clara CountyVentura CountyOrange County
     
Susan WengrafJack WestKevin WilkJon WilleyDas Williams
CouncilmemberCouncilmemberMayorCouncilmanSupervisor
City of BerkeleyCity of TrinidadCity of Walnut CreekCity of CupertinoCity of Santa Barbara
Alameda CountyHumboldt CountyContra Costa CountySanta Clara CountySanta Barbara County
     
Ted WilliamsAndy WilsonJon WizardGus WolterJenny Wong
Vice ChairVice MayorCouncilmemberVice MayorCity Auditor
Board of SupervisorsCity of PasadenaCity of SeasideCity of CloverdaleCity of Berkeley
Mendocino CountyLos Angeles CountyMonterey CountySonoma CountyAlameda County
     
Robert WunderlichDaniel YostFrancisco ZermeñoDavid ZitoSteven Zuckerman
MayorMayorCouncilmemberCouncilmemberCouncilmember
City of Beverly HillsTown of WintersCity of HaywardCity of Solana BeachCity of Rolling Hills Estates
Los Angeles CountySan Mateo CountyAlameda CountySan Diego CountyLos Angeles County

*Titles reflect elected position at the time of signing.

References

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