Commission Divided Over Vacant Seat

By: GPK Media

By Chuck Wentworth | SENTINEL

While the T-or-C Commission’s July 24 regular meeting agenda included a number of action items, a disagreement over potential replacements for the late Commissioner Freddie Torres provided an emotionally charged highlight to the evening’s session.

After confirming that the board had a choice between appointing someone to fill the vacant seat or holding a special election, they agreed that costs associated with the latter option made an appointment the reasonable course to follow.

Commissioner Steve Green suggested the most logical approach would be to select a replacement from the field of candidates that vied for available commission posts in the formal elections held earlier this year. He said these individuals had already received support from the community and recommended commissioners consider the candidate who had received the most supporting votes……