The Orange County City Selection Committee (who are the mayors of each Orange County city) met tonight to fill various seats on regional boards and commissions, according to the OC Political Blog.
The big headline of the night from the City Selection Committee is the decision of the 4th District mayors to unseat Anaheim Councilwoman Gail Eastman (R) from OCTA by replacing her with Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait (R). Buena Park and Placentia voted for Eastman while Anaheim, Brea, Fullerton, and La Habra voted for Tait.
While Tait won the vote 4-2, this was a population-weighted seat, so Tait won 81.44% to Eastman’s 18.55%.
Kudos to the Mayors who voted to boot Eastman off the OCTA’s Board of Directors! This is a huge deal as Eastman was only on that board to do the bidding of former Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle, who is now a lobbyist. You can bet that Tait will do what is right for the people – not the special interests.