Lujan IS the biggest loser

Just got this press release from AQMD. Looks like Louie Lujan is the biggest loser, after all. Look for the complete story tomorrow by Tania Chatila.

Feb. 1, 2008

SOUTH PASADENA MAYOR CACCIOTTI JOINS AQMD BOARDTo Represent Cities in Eastern Los Angeles County

South Pasadena Mayor Michael A. Cacciotti was sworn in today as the
newest member of the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s
Governing Board.

Cacciotti will represent 34 cities in eastern Los Angeles County on the AQMD

Cacciotti is mayor of South Pasadena and a deputy attorney general with the
state of California Department of Justice. He joined the city council in 2001
and is currently serving his second term as mayor.

As a member of the city council, Cacciotti has worked to raise awareness of
environmental issues. He hosted AQMD’s electric lawn mower and leaf blower
exchange programs in the city. His efforts led to a low-emission vehicle
purchase policy in South Pasadena. In 2006, the city of South Pasadena won
an AQMD Clean Air Award for Model Community Achievement.

He serves on the Los Angeles County Sanitation District Board, the Santa
Monica Mountains Conservancy and the San Gabriel Valley Council of

Cacciotti has served as a deputy state attorney with the California
Department of Transportation and an attorney for the speaker pro tem of the
California State Assembly. Before becoming an attorney, Cacciotti taught
high school in Miami.

AQMD Board members serve four-year terms. He will fill a newly created seat
on the AQMD Board to add one additional representative for the cities of Los
Angeles County, and he will serve a four-year term ending Jan. 15, 2012.

In other action today, the Board:

* Swore in reappointed Board Members Jane Carney and Miguel Pulido to
terms ending Jan. 15, 2012. Carney was reappointed by the state Senate
Rules Committee. She has served on the Board since March 2000. Pulido
was unanimously reappointed by the Orange County cities selection
committee. Pulido, mayor of Santa Ana, represents the cities of Orange
County and has served on the AQMD Board since January 2005.

AQMD is the air pollution control agency for Orange County and major
portions of Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside counties.