San Mateo Times/Joshua Melvin, 2/27/12. "Health problems force resignation of longtime Pacifica Councilman Jim Vreeland."
Vreeland didn't respond to messages seeking comment. City Manager Steve Rhodes and Mayor Pete DeJarnatt said they did not know anything about the three-time former mayor's illness.
Questions have swirled for months about Vreeland's health and political future as he accumulated both excused and unexcused absences from council meetings. The most recent was Feb. 14 and led to a hearing being delayed on the appeal of a 96-unit assisted care facility.
"I'm saddened by it. He's been a friend," DeJarnatt said. "I wish it weren't happening." The council must now decide whether to appoint someone to finish Vreeland's term or to hold an election in November when two other board members are up for new terms."
Posted by Kathy Meeh