Pursuant to the provisions of the Act, the fifteen-member Delta Protection Commission was created. Its diverse composition provides for stakeholder representation in the areas of agriculture, habitat, and recreation.
As specifically provided for in the Act, members of the Commission include: One member of the Board of Supervisors of each of the five counties within the Delta (Contra Costa, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, and Yolo), whose supervisorial district is within the Primary Zone; an elected city council member representing the County of San Joaquin; an elected city council member representing the Counties of Contra Costa and Solano (on a rotating basis); an elected city council member from the regional and area councils of government representing the Counties of Sacramento and Yolo; landowners from north, south, and central Delta reclamation districts; and high-level leaders from Business, Transportation and Housing, the Natural Resources Agency, Food and Agriculture, and the State Lands Commission. The two ex-officio members of the Commission are representatives of the Senate and Assembly.
Members of the Commission all are bound by a Conflict of Interest Code that ensures Commission actions are free of inappropriate influence.
Oscar Villegas, Chair
Supervisor, Yolo County
Alternate: Jim Provenza
Don Nottoli, Vice Chair
Supervisor, Sacramento County
Alternate: Patrick Kennedy
Supervisor, San Joaquin County
Alternate: Kathy Miller
Supervisor, Contra Costa County
Alternate: Karen Mitchoff
Supervisor, Solano County
Alternate: John Vasquez
Councilmember, City of Oakley Cities in Contra Costa and Solano Counties
Mayor, City of West Sacramento Cities in Sacramento and Yolo Counties
Alternate: Beverly Sandeen
Councilmember, City of Lodi Cities in San Joaquin County
Alternate: Susan Lenz
Representative, Central Delta Reclamation Districts
Alternate: Dante Nomellini, Sr.
Justin van Loben Sels
Representative, North Delta Reclamation Districts
Alternate: Tom Slater
Representative, South Delta Reclamation Districts
Alternate: Dean Ruiz, Esq.
Secretary, California State Transportation Agency
Alternate: Dan McElhinney
Secretary, California Department of Food and Agriculture
Alternates: Jenny Lester-Moffitt, Josh Eddy
Secretary, California Natural Resources Agency
Alternate: Nancy Vogel
Chief, Land Management Division, California State Lands Commission
Alternate: Eric Gillies
Ex Officio Members
Honorable Cathleen Galgiani
California State Senate
Honorable Jim Frazier
California State Assembly