San Diego Former lobbyist and appointed San Diego city councilman Scott Harvey was once executive director of the San Diego County Disposal Association, a trash haulers' group. About two years ago, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger named him as advisor to the chair of the California Integrated Waste Management Board, a controversial move among some environmentalists. The job paid $97,000. Now Harvey, a 61-year-old resident of Penryn, a suburb of the capital, has been appointed by the governor as deputy secretary for policy and planning of the California State and Consumer Services Agency.
According to its website, the agency is "responsible for civil rights enforcement, consumer protection and the licensing of 2.3 million Californians in more than 230 different professions. The Agency also handles procurement of nearly $9 billion worth of goods and services, the management and development of state real estate, oversight of two state employee pension funds, collecting state taxes, hiring of state employees, providing information technology services, adopting state building standards and the administration of two state museums." Harvey, a onetime San Diego Republican Party stalwart whose registration is now listed as "decline to state," according to the governor's news release, will make $107,800 a year.