Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Friday, November 6, 2009


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Ex-San Diego Council Head Joins Coastal Commission


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday announced the appointment of La Jolla attorney Scott H. Peters as an alternate member of the California Coastal Commission.

A former president of the San Diego City Council, Peters, 51, previously served on the commission as an appointee of the Assembly speaker from 2002 to 2005.

This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary.

A spokesperson from the governor’s office commented that Schwarzenegger “appoints the best and brightest people to serve the state and Mr. Peters certainly falls into that category with his previous experience on the commission, he is perfectly capable of making decisions and implementing them in his new role.” 

Peters has been a member of the Unified Port of San Diego Board of Port Commissioners since January after having served two terms on the San Diego Council, from 2000 to 2008, and spending the last two years as its president.     

A magna cum laude graduate of Duke University, Peters received his law degree from New York University and began his legal career in 1984 at Dorsey & Whitney in Minneapolis, Minn.

He headed west to join Baker & McKenzie’s San Diego office in 1988 and in 1991 he moved to the San Diego County Counsel’s Office.

From 1996 until 2000 Peters was a name partner with the environmental law firm of Peters & Varco LLP.

Peters is a Democrat, an active member of the State Bar of California and an inactive member of the State Bar of Minnesota.


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