|Councilmember Cutter's New Commission and Board Appointments|
|Marguerite Mazzitti||Jennifer Heystek|
San Leandro District 5 Councilmember Pauline Cutter retained four of the commission and board members appointed by her predecessor, Bill Stephens. Those are Sabrina Almazan on the Human Services Commission, her partner Thomas Fitzsimmons on the Planning Commission, Peggy Combs on the Recreation and Parks Commission, and Elinor "Pat" Free on the Senior Commission. Combs had originally planned to run for the District 5 seat, but pulled out of the race three months after announcing her candidacy. Combs contributed $100 to Cutter's City Council campaign.
Cutter nominated Marguerite Mazzitti to the Board of Zoning Adjustments (BZA), where she will replace Neal Pearson, who has served on the BZA since May 2004. Mazzitti is the owner of the Tutto Mio, an importer of Italian ceramics, and was previously on the BZA from 2002-2003. She is also in the Leadership San Leandro program and a member of the Political Action Committee for Excellence (PACE). PACE contributed $1,000 to Cutter's campaign.
Jennifer Heystek was nominated by Cutter for the Library-Historical Commission, a position which is currently vacant. Heystek runs a midwifery service and served on the Youth Advisory Commission from 1996 to 2000. Heystek was employed by the City of San Leandro from 2004 to 2005 and is also a member of PACE. She and her husband Louis, who was Cutter's campaign manager, contributed $252 to Cutter's campaign.
The appointments will be voted on at tonight's meeting of the San Leandro City Council. The meeting starts at 7pm and will be held at City Hall at 835 E. 14th Street in San Leandro.