Wednesday, June 28, 2017

State Appoints SeaCzar to Expedite Restoration

Benoit Praises Gov. Brown’s Appointment on Salton Sea

New Hope for the Salton Sea

Statement from Secretary John Laird:

“Natural Resources Agency Secretary John Laird issued the following statement on the appointment of Bruce Wilcox as the assistant secretary for Salton Sea policy at the California Natural Resources Agency: “The situation at the Salton Sea demands urgency. This fall, under the leadership of Bruce Wilcox, the State of California will advance an effort with state, federal, and local stakeholders to develop a comprehensive framework for Salton Sea management. The multi-agency effort’s goals will be to protect air quality, habitat, and water supply reliability at the Salton Sea and in the region. I applaud the willingness of the Imperial Irrigation District and the Salton Sea Authority to step forward and develop a framework to manage up to 30,000 acres of exposed seafloor. Bruce’s central involvement in the development of these plans and continued work with key stakeholders at the Sea will be invaluable in finding solutions to protect the people of the region and water supply reliability of the state.”

Statement from Governor Brown:

  “Bruce Wilcox, 62, of Imperial, has been appointed assistant secretary for Salton Sea policy at the California Natural Resources Agency.  Wilcox has been interim assistant executive director at the Salton Sea Authority since 2015 and manager of environmental and Salton Sea programs at the Imperial Irrigation District since 2008, where he led the implementation of mitigation and restoration efforts.  He was a regional manager at Michael Brandman Associates from 2006 to 2008 and a senior project manager at the Imperial Irrigation District from 2004 to 2006 and at EDAW Inc. in 2004.  Wilcox was section manager at HDR Inc. in 2003, regional resource manager at Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc. from 1992 to 2003 and an environmental scientist at BIO-West Inc. from 1990 to 1992.  This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $129,408. Wilcox is a Democrat.

Sea advocate gets new coordinator job

Jerry Brown appoints Bruce Wilcox to lead Salton Sea policy

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