City Council President Scott Peters and incumbent Commissioner Laurie Black were both appointed today to the Unified Port of San Diego’s board.
Their four-year terms start Jan. 2, 2009.
Here’s how the council voted:
Five favored Black: Kevin Faulconer, Toni Atkins, Tony Young, Donna Frye and Jim Madaffer.
Five favored Peters: Kevin Faulconer, Toni Atkins, Brian Maienschein, Jim Madaffer and Ben Hueso.
Four favored Robert McNeely (who Young had nominated to counter Peters): Young, Maienschein, Frye and Hueso.
Young and Frye criticized the decision to make the appointments before four new council members take office next month.
From my earlier post on the subject:
Young said Peters’ nomination was the reason he wanted a delay.
“The reason we’re making this decision today is because one of your colleagues is up,” Young told Councilman Jim Madaffer. “I think it’s manipulative, I think it’s pathetic and that’s the reason I don’t think we should do it.”
Five votes were needed.