November 19, 2008

Appointment vs. Election - Board Leaves Options Open

Supervisor Jerry Hill will head to Sacramento soon to replace Assemblyman Gene Mullin who is being termed-out of office. According to a report in the San Mateo County Times, supervisors on Tuesday voted unanimously to begin the appointment process but did not rule out the possibility of calling a special election after interviewing the crop of appointee candidates.

County Supervisors Rich Gordon and Mark Church proposed the appointment process.

Looks like each candidate for the appointment will be given fifteen minutes to make their pitch on December 15th and the next day supervisors will make a final decision to appoint one of the candidates or set a special election (estimated cost = $1.6 million).

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