Gov. Gavin Newsom Monday announced the reappointment of the general counsel at the Port of Los Angeles to the Milton Marks “Little Hoover” Commission on California State Government Organization and Economy.
Janna Sidley, 56, of Los Angeles, has served on the Little Hoover Commission since 2016.
The independent California state oversight agency, modeled after the Hoover Commission and created in 1962, investigates state government operations and promotes efficiency, economy and improved service through reports, recommendations and legislative proposals.
Sidley has been general counsel at the Port of Los Angeles since 2013, and prior to that was a deputy city attorney in the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office for 10 years.
Sidley was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal and Civil Division at the U.S. Department of Justice from 1998 to 2002, where she served as deputy director in the Office on Violence Against Women from 1997 to 1998. She was deputy director of the Office of Press Advance at the White House from 1995 to 1996, where she was lead of presidential advance from 1993 to 2000.
Sidley served as a special assistant in the Office of the Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of the Interior in 1996, where she was special assistant for congressional and legislative affairs in the Bureau of Reclamation from 1993 to 1994.
Sidley, a Democrat, is a graduate of Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. Her appointment does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation.
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