Long Beach, CA
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File #: 21-0987    Version: Name: 092821-GPE-Appointments
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 9/23/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/12/2021 Final action: 10/12/2021
Title: Recommendation to receive Charter Commission appointments and reappointments approved by the Government, Personnel and Elections Oversight Committee pursuant to Section 509 of the City Charter and Section 2.03.065 of the Long Beach Municipal Code.
Sponsors: COUNCILMAN DARYL SUPERNAW, FOURTH DISTRICT, CHAIR, Government, Personnel and Elections Oversight Comm
Attachments: 1. 092821.gpe.item2REVISEDFINAL.pdf, 2. 101221-R-17sr&att.pdf
TITLE
Recommendation to receive Charter Commission appointments and reappointments approved by the Government, Personnel and Elections Oversight Committee pursuant to Section 509 of the City Charter and Section 2.03.065 of the Long Beach Municipal Code.

DISCUSSION
Appointments

Citizen Police Complaint Commission Charter

• Michael Soto – First term through June 2023
Michael Soto is a Council District 3 resident and has called Long Beach home for over 11 years. He
is a Police Special Investigator with the Los Angeles Office of the Inspector General, which provides
oversight to the Los Angeles Police Department on behalf of the Los Angeles Police Commission.
Michael is also a licensed attorney in California and has practiced law in the area of Criminal
Defense for over 10 years, primarily as a Deputy Public Defender in both Los Angeles and Orange
Counties. Michael is a graduate of University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San
Francisco.

• Dr. Merry Taheri – First term through June 2023
Dr. Merry Taheri is a resident of Council District 4 and is currently working as a Clinical
Director/Nurse Practitioner for the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. Dr. Teheri
has also served as a sexual assault forensic nurse completing exams and collecting forensic
evidence from both victims and suspects in collaboration with the LA County Sheriff’s
Department. Dr. Teheri holds a Doctorate in Nurse Practice from the University of California San
Francisco.

• Michael Bates – Serving partial term through June 2022
Michael Bates is a Council District 6 resident. He currently works as a Design and Environmental
Consulting Engineer at M.B. Technical Services. Mr. Bates previously served on the City’s Board of
Examiners, Appeals, and Condemnation as a member and later as Chair. Michael holds a
Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University in Indiana.

• Michele Anderson – First term through June 2023
Michele Anderson is a Council D...

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