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Local MAC board dissolved until next year

November 8, 2011

Derry will appoint new board; current members likely to stay in place

By KRIS REILLY, Editor

Due to a new county policy, Lucerne Valley’s Municipal Advisory Council will be taking a break until the beginning of next year.
When Lucerne Valley entered the Third District of San Bernardino County at the end of last month, the MAC was officially dissolved in accordance with a new county policy. Third District Supervisor Neil Derry and his staff will be charged with appointing a new board.

The MAC released a statement last week that said the board “is currently in the process of transitioning from the First Supervisorial District to the Third Supervisorial District. As part of this transition, MAC members will be appointed by Third District staff members. In light of this process, there will be no November or December 2011 MAC Meeting.”

The new board will convene in January. As there is typically no meeting in December, the board will have missed two regular meetings (October and November).

Derry has stated publicly that he supports continuity on the MAC board, which implies that Derry would like to keep the existing board of Richard Selby, Jean Fuqua and Jean Magee while possibly adding new members. The board has not had a full five-member panel in several months.

Derry told The Leader that he does not intend to remove any of the current members, but “we’ll evaluate it as we go along.”

The board typically meets at 5 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Lucerne Valley Community Center and is open to the public. A notice will be posted in The Leader before the next MAC meeting.