The City Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday on Mayor Jerry Sanders’ nominees to the panel that will oversee the process allowing companies to bid on performing city work.

The board of appointees would review the solicitations for companies. The mayor and council can only approve or refuse the panel’s recommendations in their entirety and cannot alter them.

The seven-member panel is set up to include four private citizens and three city staffers, with two appointed by the mayor and one by the City Council. Sanders nominated the four citizens, subject to the council’s confirmation, nearly one year later than he initially proposed.

If confirmed, the Managed Competition Independent Review Board would consist of:

  • Murray Galinson, an attorney, chairman of the board of San Diego National Bank, and former chairman of the California State University Board of Trustees. Galinson was appointed by Sanders to serve until 2010. He lives in La Jolla.
  • Desa Burton, an attorney who works for Fish & Richarson and former lieutenant commander with the U.S. Navy. Burton was appointed by Sanders to serve until 2009. She lives in Rancho Bernardo.
  • Charles Kim, an attorney with Yelman & Associates. Kim was appointed by Sanders to serve until 2009. He lives in Golden Hill.
  • Faye Wilson, chief executive officer of Wilson Boyles & Co., a management consulting firm. Wilson was appointed by Sanders to serve until 2010 and to lead the committee as its chairman. She lives in Rancho Bernardo.
  • Penni Takade, the deputy director to the council’s independent budget analyst. Takade was recommended by Council President Scott Peters.

Sanders spokesman Bill Harris said Financial Management Director Mary Lewis and Citywide Business and Grants Administrator Debra Fischle-Faulk will serve in the two seats on the panel reserved for mayoral staffers.

The board members would have to adhere to specific rules barring them from lobbying the city; supporting city candidates or incumbents for election; having financial interests in the companies who are reviewed for managed competition; and working for a city contractor.


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