Monday, September 1, 2014     Volume: 29, Issue: 5
Signup
Featured Slideshow

Slideshow

Panga Boat Bust 9/6

Weekly Poll
What should be done with the De Groot Home?

Leave it alone; they do good work there.
If they’re violating health laws, they should be brought into compliance.
The situation should be dealt with, but handled delicately because of how unique they are.
Would it help if I dumped some water on my head?

Vote! | Poll Results

RSS Feeds

Latest News RSS
Current Issue RSS

Special Features
Delicious
Search or post SLO County food and wine establishments

New Times / News

The following article was posted on October 16th, 2013, in the New Times - Volume 28, Issue 12 [ Submit a Story ]
The following articles were printed from New Times [newtimesslo.com] - Volume 28, Issue 12

Arroyo Grande's council seeks a Ray replacement

BY JONO KINKADE

After the governor filled an empty county supervisor seat earlier this month, the appointment process has rolled south to Arroyo Grande.

The Arroyo Grande City Council has had a vacant seat since former council member Caren Ray was appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown to fill San Luis Obispo County’s 4th District Supervisor seat, left open by the death of Supervisor Paul Teixeira. It took nearly four months to yield a supervisor pick. Ray resigned from her seat on the Arroyo Grande City Council before her swearing in as supervisor on Oct. 8.

According to City Manager Steve Adams, the council is accepting applications for city residents who’d like to be considered for the position. In order to make the process transparent and allow the public to participate, he said, a forum will be held at the Arroyo Grande Women’s Club at 6 p.m. on Oct. 29. At the forum, which will be led by the League of Women Voters, the public will have the opportunity to ask questions of the applicants. Following that, the council will interview applicants at their Nov. 12 meeting. It’s likely that they’ll vote to select an appointee at that meeting, Adams said.

A seat on the city’s planning commission is also up for grabs after Ray hired commissioner Liz Ruth to be her legislative assistant. The two served together on the planning commission from 2008 to 2010 before Ray was appointed to the City Council to fill a seat left vacant after the criminal troubles of former councilman Ed Arnold. Councilman Joe Costello will recommend a new commissioner for appointment.