Encinitas council debates deputy mayor's job: Teresa Barth takes oath of office
Funny quotes from the NCT.com story about last night's city council meeting where Teresa Barth was sworn in. In her first official act, Barth nominated Bond for the mayor's job and Councilwoman Maggie Houlihan for deputy mayor. The deputy mayor generally is next in line for the mayor's post, which rotates every year among council members.
Two of Houlihan's supporters, Candace Kamada and Bruce Ehlers, told the council that nominations for mayor and deputy mayor should reflect the total votes the politicians had received.
That kind of process, Ehlers said, takes "the petty politics out of this and respects the vote of the people."
Councilman Dan Dalager said he agreed with Ehlers, and that he liked the idea of the mayor being seated based upon numbers of votes.
"It takes the Machiavellian intrigue out of it," he said.
But it was on Dalager's motion -- with support from Bond and Stocks -- that Bond won the nomination for mayor and Stocks won the nomination for deputy mayor.
In a classic Dalager move, he gave a good memorable quote agreeing with something and then voted the other way. Remember his zinger, "I'm not a credit card kind of guy." before voting for the $20 million bond debt. (He later said he loved the $20 million bond as much as his own family). I still meet people who voted for Dalager that think he was against the bond.
The best quote in the article belongs to Jerome Stocks,
"We make hundreds of decisions a year, this is one of them,"
In the Union Tribune story about last night, I learned that a representative from county Supervisor Pam Slater-Price's office said the board proclaimed yesterday “Christy Guerin Day”