Bill’s nearly 40-year career in environmental protection includes twenty years with the California Coastal Commission as a planner, permit analyst, and legislative liaison, an urban planner with two cities, director of Sierra Club California, and an analyst for a member of the California State Assembly. He has a B.A. from U.C. Santa Cruz in Environmental Studies and Politics, and a Master's from Cornell University in Regional Planning. His claim to be the only legislative advocate in the country who saw Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Mike Bloomfield, Keith Moon, and Duane Allman live in concert remains unchallenged.