SLO COUNTY — In a 7-2 vote, the San Luis Obispo Council of Governments Board of Directors voted to appoint First District San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Frank Mecham as president and Pismo Beach Mayor Shelly Higginbotham as vice-president.
San Luis Obispo Mayor Jan Marx and Second District San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Bruce Gibson cast the dissenting votes. Atascadero Mayor Tom O'Malley motioned to elect Mecham, which was seconded by Higginbotham. Mecham motioned to appoint Higginbotham vice-president, which was seconded by O'Malley.
Mecham, Higginbotham and outgoing president Fred Strong, Paso Robles City Councilman, were appointed to the executive committee. The executive committee meets with the SLOCOG executive director, in this case Ron
DeCarli, to help set the agenda and usually acts as spokespeople for SLOCOG.For the complete article see the 01-11-2013 issue.
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