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.
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