After lots of yelling and screaming at today’s meeting, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to reappoint Bruce Emad to the Planning Commission. More later.
UPDATE: Jimmy Smith voted with fellow Supervisors Mark Lovelace and Clif Clendenen to appoint Emad to another term.
Smith said the move to ask Emad to reconsider was based on the prospect of losing three commissioners all at once: Jeff Smith (who’s now out), Mary Gearheart (who has since agreed to stay) and Emad. This was on top of losing Sef Murgia a year ago.
Smith said it was very difficult to chose between people he deeply respects to fill Sef’s position, and that this time would have been no easier.
He noted that Bass and Sundberg will get to appoint commissioners to replace Smith and Mayo to get some of that “new blood” that people are calling for, on top of the new(ish) blood that is already there with Denver Nelson, Mayo and Faust.