On Wednesday, the California State Senate Rules Committee voted to confirm Thom Porter as Chief of the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE). Staci Heaton, RCRC Regulatory Affairs Advocate, testified in support of Chief Porter following RCRC’s official confirmation endorsement last month. Mr. Porter’s nomination will now go before the State Senate and his formal confirmation is likely to occur in the coming weeks.
At their Board meeting on March 13th, the RCRC Board of Directors adopted a policy to offer a support position for Gubernatorial appointees during the California State Senate’s confirmation process. As such, RCRC officially endorsed the confirmation of Thom Porter as Chief of CAL FIRE. RCRC’s confirmation support letter can be accessed here.