Grover Beach council appoints Glenn Marshall

February 26, 2013

grover beachThe Grover Beach City Council appointed San Luis Obispo County engineer and former city planning commissioner Glenn Marshall to the council Monday to fill the seat vacated by Phyllis Molnar.

The council saved approximately $30,000 by making the appointment instead of holding a special election.

Molnar resigned from the council midterm at the end of January because she moved her residence outside the city limits. The former councilwoman unsuccessfully ran for mayor last November despite already having plans to move outside the city, Molnar’s grant deed filed in the county clerk’s office shows.

The San Luis Obispo City Council, too, has a vacancy it must fill, but it is choosing to hold a special election on June 18 to replace Andrew Carter, who resigned last week to become city administrator of Guadalupe.


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It will be interesting to see if Grover Beach’s cheaper solution also turns out to be a better one. I don’t know if I would trust the SLO City Council to select a replacement that wasn’t a tool for those already on the Council. Maybe an election is the only chance SLO citizens have of getting someone not part of the problem in office. Of course, there is no guarantee that the voters would make a good choice either.