Mayor Stephen Cassidy will preside at his first San Leandro City Council meeting on January 3, 2010. The agenda is light and starts with Police Chief Commendations to Malcolm Mason and Dino Rinetti, who helped detain a man suspected of assaulting an 8-year-old girl at Walmart on December 10, 2010.
The City's 53rd mayor and its seventh directly elected mayor also decides which City Councilmembers are assigned to each of the 11 committees. For 2011, Cassidy assigned Council members to four or five committees each. Cassidy has six committees, but of those six committees, the Joint Oakland/San Leandro City Council Committee hasn't met since at least 2007 and the Disaster Council has met just once since 2007.
Finance is considered the most important of the committees and Cassidy, District 1 City Councilmember Michael Gregory and District 3 City Councilmember Diana Souza are assigned to that committee. When asked about his committee assignments, Cassidy said that the Mayor is required to be on the Disaster Council. By tradition, the Mayor has always been on the San Leandro and San Lorenzo School District Liaison Committees and the Joint Oakland/San Leandro City Council Committee. The table below summarizes the City Council committee assignments:
|Business and Housing Development Committee||X||X||X|
|City and San Leandro Unified School District Liaison Committee||X||X||X|
|City and San Lorenzo Unified School District Liaison Committee||X||X||X|
|Civic and Cultural Committee||X||X||X|
|Facilities and Transportation Committee||X||X||X|
|Joint Oakland/San Leandro City Council Committee||X||X||X|
|Rules and Communications Committee||X||X||X|
Coming up soon will be the appointments to commissions and boards. Newly-elected District 5 Councilmember Pauline Cutter, Gregory, Souza and Mayor Cassidy will have the opportunity to appoint members to the City's eight boards and commissions. These are:
Typically, each member of the City Council nominates one person for each commission or board, which then requires approval of entire City Council. However, the Mayor appoints three members each to the Human Services and Senior Commissions and all five members of the Personnel Relations Board. Appointments are for four-year terms, except for the Rent Review Board, which has two-year terms. For more information about the boards and commissions and an application, go to http://www.sanleandro.org/civica/filebank/blobdload.asp?BlobID=3759
The City Council meets at 7pm in the City Council Chambers at 835 E. 14th Street on Monday, January 13, 2010. The complete agenda is available at http://www.sanleandro.org/civica/filebank/blobdload.asp?BlobID=7608Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at January 2, 2011 11:01 AM | TrackBack