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.
Diane Burgis, Chair
Supervisor, Contra Costa County
Alternate: Karen Mitchoff
John Vasquez, Vice Chair
Supervisor, Solano County
Alternate: Mitchell Mashburn
Supervisor, Yolo County
Alternate: Jim Provenza
Supervisor, Sacramento County
Alternate: Patrick Kennedy
Supervisor, San Joaquin County
Alternate: Tom Patti
Mayor, City of Rio Vista Cities in Contra Costa and Solano Counties
Councilmember, City of Isleton Cities in Sacramento and Yolo Counties
Councilmember, City of Lodi Cities in San Joaquin County
Alternate: Susan Lenz
Representative, South Delta Reclamation Districts
Alternate: Stephen Dean Ruiz, Esq.
Representative, Central Delta Reclamation Districts
Alternate: Dante Nomellini, Sr.
Representative, North Delta Reclamation Districts
Secretary, California State Transportation Agency
Alternate: Dennis Agar
Secretary, California Department of Food and Agriculture
Alternates: Christine Birdsong, 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 Susan Talamantes Eggman
California State Senate
Honorable Carlos Villapudua
California State Assembly