Santa Monica Council member Richard Bloom has been re-elected to the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission, an L.A.-based state organization that monitors efforts to restore the long-term health of the bay and its watersheds.
“I’m gratified to have been re-elected to the governing board,” said Bloom. “It’s important for Santa Monica to have representation on the Commission because of our physical location on the bay and our deep commitment to environmental conservation, restoration and preservation issues.”
Bloom was re-elected on December 15 to a second two-year at-large term on the 34-member (20 voting, 14 nonvoting) Commission, which is comprised of representatives from the Ballona Creek, South Bay and Malibu Creek watersheds, the City of L.A., state, county and regional agencies and two public members with environmental/public interest backgrounds.
While serving at-large, Bloom will continue to represent Santa Monica, one of the Ballona Creek watershed cities.“I have a deep bench of fellow Council members and city staff in Santa Monica who are putting the Bay Restoration Plan into action through our Sustainable City efforts and by demonstrating leadership in urban runoff and storm water management,” said Bloom. “As an example, within the next three years, Santa Monica expects to divert 100 percent of dry weather urban runoff flows from our beaches and the bay. Our resources and expertise are valuable to the Commission.”