The Santa Rosa City Council on Monday night selected Robin Swinth, a member of the city’s powerful Board of Public Utilities and a former Agilent Technologies engineer, to fill the remaining two years of Susan Gorin’s council term.
Sonoma County Supervisor Susan Gorin held her first official office hours in the district she now represents. Such meetings are the usual requirements of elected public servants. But Friday’s by-appointment-only confabs at a county public health annex in Sonoma carried extra symbolic weight.
Cotati City Councilwoman Pat Gilardi has agreed to step down from her elected post and take a job as district director for Sonoma County Supervisor Susan Gorin.
Incoming Sonoma County Supervisor Susan Gorin is managing the long days of her transition to higher office with a checklist that only seems to grow.
The former Santa Rosa city councilwoman, 60, is trying to come up to speed on county issues that include a controversial funding shortfall for road upkeep, stalled proposals for employee pay and pension cuts and looming land-use disputes.
In taking over representation of the county’s 1st District from Supervisor Valerie Brown, she has about five dozen appointments to make to county boards and commissions.
On the day that Susan Gorin will be sworn in as the new Sonoma County 1st District supervisor, her former colleagues on the Santa Rosa City Council will begin the politically delicate task of replacing her. Several key questions facing the council Tuesday will determine how they’ll go about filling the vacancy.