On Wednesday, August 12, 2015, Supervisor Miley announced that “with the consensus of the interview panel” he was not appointing any candidate to the remaining open Castro Valley Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) seat.
The process started in February 2015 with 16 candidates applying for three open Castro Valley MAC seats. In May 2015, Supervisor Miley appointed Janet Everson and Chuck Moore to the MAC, and named Michael Baldwin, Mark Peterson, and Linda Tangren as finalists for the remaining seat. The MAC finalists provided statements to Castro Valley Matters in May 2015.
In August 2015, one of the finalists, Mark Peterson, removed himself from consideration. At the MAC candidate interview for the two candidates for the last remaining seat, Supervisor Miley noted that there was a chance that he would not appoint either candidate to the MAC. Indeed, that was the outcome of the process.
According to Supervisor Miley’s office, the process will be re-opened and applications will be accepted after Labor Day. The full email from Supervisor Miley’s office reads as follows:
Supervisor Miley held interviews of the two finalist for the Castro Valley Municipal Advisory Council on August 6th at 6pm at the Library. We were contacted the day before by Mark Peterson to withdraw from the interview. With the consensus of the interview panel, he has decided not to appoint Michael Baldwin nor Linda Tangren. He will reopen the process and will be accepting applications after Labor Day. I will be sending an announcement towards the end of August.