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The board had a special meeting to hold a budget discussion that included the community today, immediately followed by another in which they decided to appoint a replacement for Bill Klein, instead of calling for an election. They have 60 days from Bill's resignation on the 1st- until Aug 28th - to appoint. When I learned that an election was going to cost $460K, that looked better to me too, if they do it right. And what they came up with I agree with entirely for a change. Nominations and applications for three weeks, until July 31st, with the process published in the papers and the district website; then public interviews and community input in a special meeting on the 13th; and then they make the pick in the regular board meeting on the 20th, a week ahead of the deadline.
A number of people have suggested me, and I believe I'll put in for it. I can think of several candidates I might like better than myself, but I wouldn't be so bad, and being publicly interviewed for the job would be enlightening and fun for all, although I can only imagine one of the four voting for me.
I went out to eat afterward with one of the board members and a former member who's going to consult with his family about applying, along with a couple of others, and we had a nice talk about a lot of things, in which we all profited, I think.