Perhaps anticipating the Costa Mesa Classic Golf Tournament on Monday, the Costa Mesa City Council will, effectively, "take a Mulligan
" after it inadvertently voted last Tuesday evening to appoint current Planning Commission Chairman Colin McCarthy
to the vacancy created the day before by the abrupt resignation by commissioner Ed Salcedo
Following the meeting Interim City Clerk Brenda Green
further researched the California Government Code - specifically section 54974 (a), which you can read HERE
- and found that, despite contract City Attorney Tom Duarte
's assurance to the council that it was appropriate to select a replacement for Salcedo last Tuesday night, the code requires at least 10 days between the official notice by the clerk and the appointment. You can read the City press release on this issue HERE
APPLICATION PERIOD EXTENDED
So, even though very few people I've spoken with think McCarthy will not be re-appointed, the application period for persons interested in filling Salcedo's remaining two years on the Planning Commission will be extended until 5:00 p.m Thursday, January 24th. The council will then select from the applicant pool - all the previous candidates plus those who throw their hats in the ring by Thursday evening - at their next regular council meeting on February 5th. They will also fill the four open slots on the Parks and Recreation Commission that evening, too.
Just when you think things can't get any more bizarre.... don't blink!
Labels: Brenda Green, Colin McCarthy, Costa Mesa Planning Commission, Ed Salcedo, Tom Duarte