Thursday, January 9, 2014

San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, President's transition occurred 1/7/14

Comments from outgoing Board of Supervisors President Supervisor Don Horsley (our District 3).

Half Moon Bay Review/Julia Reis, 1/8/14.  "Coastside representative makes way for new board president.  Supervisor Horsley reflects on tenure as president."

San Mateo County Board of Supervisors,
Outgoing President Don Horsley presiding
Supervisor David Pine (District 1)
New Board of Supervisors
President, Tuesday, 1/7/14
"After serving the one-year term typical of a San Mateo County Board of Supervisors president, Don Horsley, who represents the Coastside as the District 3 supervisor, is set to hand over his gavel to Vice President Dave Pine.

....  What do you feel you learned from serving as Board of Supervisors president?  When you run a department and you’re the final authority, you tend to make your own decisions, where I have to learn I’m only one of five. … I learned that as a board member, too, but it’s even more important as a board president. Just because you’re board president doesn’t mean your opinion has more weight than your colleagues’.

Do you have any advice for your replacement?  All the proclamations and all contracts come to the board president. I made a point of going to the office (in the morning) to sign everything right away. If you do it last minute, the staff people are scrambling around. Other than that, I think Dave is going to be a great president."   Read article.

Reference -  San Mateo County Board of Supervisors.

Related article, David Pine - San Mateo Daily Journal/Michele Durand, 1/7/14. "Dave Pine ready to pick up gavel for San Mateo County Board of Supervisors." "....  Pine, a proponent of district elections, is also excited to have the switch finally in place and new boundaries finalized. He said everybody is waiting to see to what extent the supervisors, including himself, will be less concerned about the entire county versus an individual district but feels becoming more attuned to constituents is a positive development."  Related video, Don Horsley -  Don Horsley (our District 3) interview with Ian Butler, 12/9/11, Vimo 28:34 minutes.

Note photographs:  Supervisor's meeting, President Don Horsley presiding from ABC 7.  Supervisor David Pine (1st District) from Wikipedia.

Posted by Kathy Meeh

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