Thursday, January 29, 2004
O’Melveny & Meyers Partner Named by Governor to Serve on Resources Agency
From Staff and Wire Service Reports
A Los Angeles lawyer was among four people named to the California Resources Agency, which oversees a number of departments, including fish and game and forestry, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s office said yesterday.
Sandra S. Ikuta—a partner with O’Melveny & Myers, where she has worked for nine years—was named deputy secretary and general counsel for the resources agency.
As co-chair of the downtown law firm’s environmental group, she specializes in environmental and natural resources law. Ikuta clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.
The other appointees are Karen Scarborough, who was chief consultant to Assemblymember Christine Kehoe, D-San Diego; Crawford McClain Tuttle, a former deputy secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency; and Melinda Tracy Terry, who was vice president of legislative affairs for the California Forestry Association.
Scarborough will be the resource agency’s undersecretary; Tuttle will serve as deputy secretary of external affairs and Terry will be deputy secretary of legislation.
“Karen, Sandra, Crawford and Melinda bring a wealth of experience in government and resource issues and are outstanding additions to the Resources Agency and to my administration,” Schwarzenegger said in a statement.
The appointments do not require Senate confirmation.
The California Resources Agency’s mission “is to restore, protect and mange California’s natural, historical and cultural resources,” according to the governor’s office.
The agency oversees some 14,700 employees and an annual budget of $4.1 billion. Among the state departments it supervises are fish and game, forestry, conservation and boating and waterways.
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