CALIFORNIA IN BRIEF : CALIFORNIA : Warren Nominated to State Lands Panel

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Charles Warren, a member of the state Coastal Commission and a former assemblyman, is expected to be named top executive of the State Lands Commission. After serving in the Legislature for 14 years, Warren was appointed in 1977 by President Jimmy Carter to be chairman of the President’s Council on Environmental Quality. He was named to the Coastal Commission by Assembly Speaker Willie Brown (D-San Francisco). As a Democratic assemblyman representing Los Angeles, he was the principal author of the Coastal Protection Act. In his new post, he would continue to serve on the Coastal Commission. Warren’s background has made him popular among environmental groups. And his appointment appears to be another signal that the Lands Commission intends to continue to play an activist role on environmental issues.