December 20, 1990 |
Saying California faces new challenges at a time of "economic downturn," Gov.-elect Pete Wilson on Wednesday named a Los Angeles-area home builder to be his secretary for business, transportation and housing. Carl D. Covitz, 51, president and owner of Landmark Communities Inc. of Beverly Hills, described himself as a "product of the California dream" and said he hoped to keep that dream alive by expanding business opportunities in the state.
September 5, 1991 |
Under heavy grilling at a Senate confirmation hearing, Gov. Pete Wilson's new secretary of business, transportation and housing acknowledged Wednesday that he is regularly chauffeured by California Highway Patrol officers but defended the practice as necessary to his job.
October 21, 1993 |
Gov. Pete Wilson on Wednesday named to a government watchdog commission a former top Administration official who was pressured to resign after being accused of abusing his official powers. Carl Covitz, who for two years was Wilson's secretary for business, transportation and housing, will join the Commission on California State Government Organization and Economy, commonly known as the Little Hoover Commission.
September 15, 1991 |
The Senate on Saturday unanimously approved Gov. Pete Wilson's appointment of Carl Covitz, a former Reagan Administration official, as secretary of business, transportation and housing. Covitz's confirmation had been delayed for a week by Senate Democrats in an apparent attempt to hold the nomination hostage against a possible veto by the Republican governor of the proposed legislative reapportionment plans.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 1989
The Los Angeles City Council peppered former high-ranking federal housing official Carl Covitz with sharp questions Friday before confirming his appointment to the board that oversees the city's troubled housing projects. The council voted 14 to 0 to confirm Mayor Tom Bradley's appointment of Covitz, 49, a real estate developer and former undersecretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
September 6, 1991 |
Carl Covitz, Gov. Pete Wilson's Cabinet secretary of business, transportation and housing, received a stern warning to shape up his agency's performance Thursday, but still won unanimous approval for his confirmation from the Senate Rules Committee.