Anthony Cannella

Governor's consumer services secretary is stepping down

Anna Caballero, the top administrator of the state agency overseeing such services as the licensing of businesses and employment and housing discrimination cases, is resigning her position in the cabinet of Gov. Jerry Brown.

Caballero previously served two terms in the Legislature as an Assembly member from Salinas and, before that, as the city's mayor. She was appointed by Brown to a cabinet position in 2011 and helped oversee a 2013 reorganization of a number of state agencies and commissions that left her as secretary of the newly formed Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency.