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Gail Granewich was named as treasurer for the city of San Diego after the City Council unanimously approved her confirmation to the post today.
The council postponed voting on the mayor’s nominee last week after City Attorney Mike Aguirre suggested that the council take more time to vet Granewich, who, as treasurer will oversee the department that collects taxes and fees, handle cash investments, and sit on the city panel that reviews the city’s financial disclosures.
Since the last meeting, the council’s independent budget analyst interviewed Granewich to review her qualifications. IBA Andrea Tevlin said she was “very satisfied with her technical responses and impressed with her passion” after meeting with Granewich for more than an hour.
The council voted 7-0 to confirm Granewich. Councilman Tony Young was absent from the vote.
Tevlin and some council members also claimed that they should have more say in selecting the nominations that Mayor Jerry Sanders forwards to the council for confirmation.
There will be no afternoon council meeting today so that council members can attend the funeral for George Stevens, who died last week.