There was no North Coast Advisory Council election May 1. Instead, the council is to appoint candidates who applied for vacancies in even-numbered areas, and the group continues seeking alternates and representatives for some positions.
After the filing period ended March 21, it appeared the only election would be for Area 6, where candidate Judith Martinez was to face off against current alternate Tom Gray, who chairs the busy Land Use/Projects Committee.
However Martinez withdrew her application April 18. In an email to council Chairwoman Joyce Renshaw, the candidate said that, “due to a medical situation with my mother, I cannot devote the necessary time towards being an effective member.”So, Gray will become the member, because as of the end of the May 16 meeting Renshaw will have termed out. She is the new member on the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Commission.
Heide Santos is to represent Area 2, with current member Gary Gall as the alternate, Ralph Covell will continue as the primary member for Area 4, with Teri O’Rourke as alternate, and Lucille Bosco will be the member for Area 8, with current member Clive Finchamp serving as the alternate. Claudia Harmon Worthen will act as alternate for area 3.
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The council continues to need alternate members for areas 5 and 6, plus appointed business representatives and an alternate representing the Latina/Latino community.
For area boundaries, go to www.northcoastadvisorycouncil.org.
The council recommends actions to 2nd District Supervisor Bruce Gibson, and through his office to all other county agencies and departments. NCAC members review items ranging from countywide land-use regulations to where and how to put up a single cellular phone tower or stop sign.