Governor Brown Announces Appointment


SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. today announced the following appointment.

Brian Brennan, 59, of Ventura, has been appointed to the California Coastal Commission. Brennan has served as a Ventura City Councilmember since 1997 and also served as mayor from 2003 to 2005. He has been a senior executive aide to Ventura County Supervisor Steve Bennett since 2008. Brennan was the general manager of Chart House Restaurants from 1976 to 1997. He was chair of the Ventura Visitor and Convention Bureau from 1994 to 1997, a member of the Ventura Chamber of Commerce since 1989, and a founding member of the Ventura County chapter of the Surfrider Foundation. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Brennan is a Democrat.

Brennan will serve in the south central coast slot on the commission representing the counties of Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura. The appointee must be selected from a list of locally elected officials. A Ventura County representative has not served in this slot since 1995.