Solano County

Supervisors to choose new board leader

By From page A3 | January 05, 2014

FAIRFIELD — Solano County supervisors will begin 2014 on Tuesday by choosing a new leader among their ranks.

As usual with the first meeting of the year, the Board of Supervisors will choose a chairman or chairwoman. The board meets at 9 a.m. in the county Government Center, 675 Texas St.

Supervisor Linda Seifert has held the seat for two consecutive years. Among her duties as chairwoman are running the meetings and dealing with various concerns of her peers.

“When it’s done the wrong way, it creates tremendous problems and these problems last and linger,” Supervisor Jim Spering said last year when supporting Seifert for chairwoman.

The Board of Supervisors has often – but not always – made the vice chairman one year the chairman the next year. Supervisor Skip Thomson served as vice chairman for the past year.

Supervisors will also look back at 2013. They will receive a presentation on the proposed 2013 annual Solano County report. The six-page brochure sums up the activities and accomplishments of county government from the county’s point of view.

Among the messages is that 2013 saw a turning point in the wake of the Great Recession. Unemployment rates inched down, the local housing market gained momentum and property tax revenue increased modestly, the proposed report said.

Reach Barry Eberling at 427-6929 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/beberlingdr.

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling has been a reporter with the Daily Republic since 1987. He covers Solano County government, transportation, growth and the environment. He received his bachelors of art degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his masters degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.

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  • The MisterJanuary 05, 2014 - 7:37 am

    No mention of Vasquez in this story. Probably wants to stay under the radar. His best chance at winning re-election is if nobody remembers who he is.

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  • Quan Tse YuanJanuary 05, 2014 - 8:18 am

    "Great Recession"! Ha ha ha! LMFAO!

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  • George Guynn, JrJanuary 05, 2014 - 11:03 am

    The Mister, you forgot to add that Vasquez knows jack about running a business, despite his claims. If he did know how to run a business, he would not have let so much time go by before seeing that the delinquent property taxes got paid. Not only are the 201--11 taxes delinquent, but so are part of the 2013-14 ones! To top it off, he bad mouthed Don Pippo about this in the last election, which was untrue in Don's case, and now is doing what he accused Don Pippo of doing. Let's hope the sleeping public wakes up and he gets NO VOTES!!!!!

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  • The MisterJanuary 05, 2014 - 11:27 am

    So true, George!

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