General Plan Advisory Committee + Fitzy Replacement (Amended)**
TWO-PRONGED RECRUITMENT LAUNCHED
In a press release today, HERE, Costa Mesa Director of Communications Bill Lobdell announced that the City has launched a recruitment for nine members and two alternates for the General Plan Advisory Committee and a separate, but simultaneous, recruitment for a short-term replacement on the Planning Commission for recently resigned commissioner Jim Fitzpatrick.
PLANNING COMMISSION TO APPOINT FITZPATRICK REPLACEMENT
Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m., Friday, June 29, 2012. The Planning Commission, using as it's authority a provision in the Planning Commission bylaws, will make the Fitzpatrick replacement at its July 9th meeting. See the press release for other details.
**NOTE: After some confusion dealing with a misinterpretation of the Planning Commission bylaws, it has finally been determined that - as I suspected earlier - the Planning Commission DOES NOT have the authority to appoint a replacement for Jim Fitzpatrick. The process will apparently be that the recruitment for his replacement will take place as planned. The Planning Commission will review the applications at its meeting of July 9th and make recommendations to the City Council, who will choose Fitzpatrick's replacement from the applicants at its meeting of July17th.