New Grover city council member appointed

Grover Beach Planning Commissioner Karen Campbell Bright was appointed to Larry Versaw’s vacant city council seat at a Monday night meeting, according to Donna McMahon, the city clerk.

The candidates for the seat were Liz Doukas, Ronald Arnoldsen, Deborah Peterson and Bright – who has served on a parent teacher association board for Lucia Mar schools. The decision to appoint Bright was voted on by the City Council.

Bright’s new Council position leaves two seats open on the Grover Beach Planning Commission. Versaw’s wife, Arlene, recently vacated a seat on that commission when the couple moved to Nipomo.

--Nick Wilson