Nineteen People Vie For Sanitary District Seat
FAMILIAR NAMES, STRONG CREDENTIALS
Some of the names, listed below, will be familiar to many of you because of their previous activism in the community. Others are newcomers to community activism, but still bring interesting experience. Most have strong academic credentials, some of which are combined with directly related work experience. Some of those without relevant education or work experience have very significant previous community involvement. For example, I noted with great interest that former mayors Linda Dixon and Arlene Schafer are in the mix. You can read the meeting agenda and all the applications and attached resumes HERE.
NOT MUCH CHAFF, PLENTY OF WHEAT
I'm very impressed with the roster of candidates who stepped up for consideration. With such a wealth of talent from which to select, I suspect the four board members charged with picking a new member will have some difficulty. The "winnowing" process will take place at a meeting of the board on Tuesday, February 19th, at District headquarters, 628 W. 19th Street, Costa Mesa at 11:00 a.m., according to the schedule of events on the web site.
"TOGETHERNESS", FOR SURE
If all the candidates show up Tuesday morning, and if any interested observers attend, the conference room at the District headquarters is going to be cozy, indeed. It's going to be very interesting to see how that process plays out.
The original published schedule indicated that the board would meet again on Friday, February 22nd, to select the new member and again on February 27th to swear-in and seat that person. That schedule apparently is subject to modification, depending on how that winnowing process goes on Tuesday. I suppose it is possible that the new Director could be chosen as early as the meeting on the 19th.
APPLICANTS, IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER