Outgoing Gov. Arnold delivered the best Christmas gift ever yesterday with his appointment to the Coastal Commission. The link and the text quoted below has since been scrubbed by Gov. Moonbeam.
Kenneth Zanzi, 67, of Fortuna, has been appointed to the California Coastal Commission representing the north coast region. He has been mayor pro tem of the city of Fortuna since 2010 and where he served as city councilmember from 2008 to 2010. Zanzi has owned Mad River Parkway Business Center since 1983. He worked for the Department of Fish and Game from 1965 to 1998 retiring as the deputy chief of the Wildlife Management Division. Zanzi is a member of the Fortuna Chamber of Commerce. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Zanzi is a Republican.
Sorry Mark. You’ll have to sit this one out.
January 3, 2011 update:
According to “Time running out for appointment to coastal commission” by the Times-Standard’s reporter and journalistic prognosticator John Driscoll, a few blogs must have jumped the gun on the news about the appointment of Fortuna Mayor Ken Zanzi to the Coastal Commission.
While outgoing Gov. Schwarzenegger’s website listed Zanzi among the Governator’s appointments as of Dec. 31, Driscoll hath decreed in an article posted on the T-S online edition today that everyone is still waiting to hear who will be appointed. The article states that Zanzi hadn’t heard anything from Schwarzenegger as of deadline on Thursday [Dec. 30, 2010].
Curiously, a lot has happened since then, including the appointment of Zanzi to the Coastal Commission.
But we are left wondering if Driscoll is now allowed to simply write his own news? Did the T-S institute “Future Reporting” to avoid all the hassle of having to actually wait for events to occur before reporting them?
Did they just screw the pooch on this article by running it four days old? Is there anyone running that paper?