SOLANA BEACH — With 18 applicants for the same number of vacancies, council members had an easy job naming residents to the city’s five citizen commissions at the Jan. 26 meeting.
Anthony Craig, Gordon Johns and Michael Whitton were the only applicants for three vacancies on the Budget and Finance Commission. It was the only choice for the trio, who were all reapplying for their current positions.
Six residents were interested in serving on Parks and Recreation, which had four vacancies. Council appointed Courtney Boulle, the only current member of that group to reapply, Rick Fay, Wendy Forrester and Adam Paulsen.
Not selected were Jewel Edson, who was later named to her first-choice appointment on the View Assessment Commission, and Thomas Alexander, who was renamed to Public Safety.
Sharon Klein, Allen Moffson, and new appointee Carol Rodriguez were selected to serve on the Public
Arts Advisory Commission. Alexander was the only other resident who applied for a position on Public Arts.
Three of the five current Public Safety members who reapplied — Alexander, David Bittar and Vickie Driver — will return to that commission with new appointees Bernhard Geierstanger and George Manahan.
Fay, who had already been named to Parks and Recreation, his first-choice assignment, was the only other applicant for the five spots available on Public Safety.
Edson, Georgia Wood and Jack Hegenauer were reappointed to their positions on the View Assessment Commission.
Forrester, who will serve on Parks and Recreation, was the only other resident to apply for one of the three VAC vacancies.
Volunteers who serve on the commissions must live in Solana Beach and be at least 18 years old. Members of View Assessment and Budget and Finance must also own property within the city. All appointments are for two-year terms.