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Bob Watkins will serve out his term on the airport authority. He met with Mayor Jerry Sanders today. Sanders’ spokesman, Darren Pudgil, just sent this statement from the mayor:
Mr. Watkins and I had a very serious and lengthy discussion this afternoon about issues that have been reported recently by the media. He acknowledged that he should have used better judgment and apologized for not doing so. He will promptly amend his statements of economic interest and rectify possible code violations related to his downtown property.
During these last three months of his tenure on the Airport Authority Board, I will meet with him regularly to evaluate his performance.
Dianne Jacob, chairwoman of the county Board of Supervisors, told me last week that she doesn’t plan to reappoint Watkins when his term is up in January. Jacob said the board must appoint an elected supervisor, per the requirements of state Sen. Christine Kehoe’s legislation that overhauled how authority board members are selected.