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Who Should Take Vreeland's City Council Seat?

Councilman Jim Vreeland resigned on Monday, and the council will likely appoint his replacement. Who do you think should fill the spot?

Jim Vreeland his Pacifica City Council seat on Monday, and the council has 30 days to either appoint a replacement, who will finish off his term which ends in 2014, or put it to a vote of the public in November. 

Who do you think should take Vreeland's place?

At Monday night's council meeting, , a retired resident who is actively involved in local politics, offered Susan Vellone, owner of and former as a candidate to fill Jim Vreeland's vacated seat. 

Bill Collins, former representative of the local Sierra Club chapter, wrote an stating that Leo Leon, the next vote-getter in 2010's council election, ought to take Vreeland's place. 

Tell us in the comments who you think should join the council. Is it Leon or Vellone, or someone else?

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Debra February 29, 2012 at 01:41 AM
The City of Pacifica has been taxing us for years! Without our permission I might add! As I told them a few weeks ago when they were attempting to force homeowners to replace sewer lines (that are not broken) as a tax paying citizen of this city I am appalled at the size of your cahones! Do the rest of the homeowners in this town realize that every time we reject a proposition to add X amount to our home owner's tax that the City basically triples that amount (referencing the fire prop which was attempted a couple of years ago at $70.00 per home owner) that year the City of Pacifica imposed Fees to the tune of over $240.00 to our home owners tax bill. I do not know about you? But I cannot afford the current government of Pacifica! If we do not give they simply take! I say we recall the lot of them and get people in office who actually realize that without growth, we will simply fade away. Our Taxes keep climbing while home prices keep diving! I have lived in this town longer than any member of the board! I am exactly 11 days older than Pacifica itself and have lived here my whole life. Now sad as it is, I wish I could afford to sell my house and move as far away as possible. This town used to be a great place to live, now thanks to our "NO GROWTH COUNCIL" and their faithful followers it is getting way to expensive to live here.
Conrad Peterson February 29, 2012 at 02:38 AM
"We're not appointing any no growth pro tax save the hills and Mori Point, No Quarry building anti development NIMBY's" You are not appointing anybody. The Council will decide whether or not to appoint, and who to appoint. You can advocate your point of view, but 3 members of the Council are enough to make a decision you disagree with.
hutch February 29, 2012 at 05:17 AM
Debra, I'm so sorry you have had to endure these slime balls raising your fees so much. It was Vreeland, Dejarnett and Digre that loved to try and tax you to death. It was also those three that held up any development in this town for the past 10 years while they gave the unions everything they wanted. With Vreeland gone and Dejarnett "saying" he won't run (hopefully) that leaves only Digre who will be impotent if we elect 2 pro growth - anti tax - tough on the union Council members. The other two Council members Mary Ann Nihart and Len Stone just saved us from yet another tax. We need to support them and elect two more like them so this city can finally move forward.
Steve Sinai February 29, 2012 at 07:28 AM
You can bet your booty that those who advocate choosing Leo because he finished fourth wouldn't be using that argument if Susan Vellone had finished fourth.
Trish Pedersen March 24, 2012 at 07:30 AM
In my perfect world, Susan Velloni will be selected to fill the interim City Council seat.

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