Elected Controller Tom Huening retired mid-term 3/31/12. San Mateo County Board of Supervisors appointed Assistant Controller Bob Adler to fill the position rather than call for a special election.
|Retired Controller Tom Huening|
"County voters will decide this fall if the currently elected controller position should instead be converted into a two-term appointment, a decision reached after county supervisors slightly quibbled over the job’s preferred qualifications.
The Board of Supervisors unanimously agreed yesterday to place on the Nov. 6 ballot a charter change amendment that, if passed by a two-thirds majority, will change the controller position to an appointed position. The controller is essentially the county’s top fiscal officer and, according to Supervisor Don Horsley, more an administrative than policy-making position.
If passed, the measure will add San Mateo County to nine of 58 other counties with appointed controllers. Of those, six have consolidated departments of finance including the controller, treasurer and tax collector and nearly all have switched fairly recently, said County Counsel John Beiers." Read Article.
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