Supervisor Nate Miley has recommended the appointment of Linda Tangren, former member of the Castro Valley Unified Board of Education and the Chabot–Las Positas Community College District Board of Trustees, to the Castro Valley Municipal Advisory Council (MAC). The Alameda County Board of Supervisors will take up her appointment at the Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, December 8, 2015.
The Castro Valley MAC has not had seven members for most of this year.
- In February, MAC Member Matt Turner resigned to work for Miley.
- Aileen Chong-Jeung resigned from the council shortly after Turner’s resignation.
- In May, after a two-hour group interview of 14 candidates, Miley recommended and the Alameda County Board of Supervisors approved the appointment of Graceland Equestrian Center owner Chuck Moore and trial attorney Janet Everson to the MAC. Tangren was named one of three finalists for a third MAC opening.
- In August, after one of the three candidates dropped out for the opening, a panel that included Miley, his staff, and the Chair and Vice Chair of the MAC interviewed Tangren and Castro Valley Matters Vice President Michael Baldwin for the open seat. Miley announced afterwards that “with the consensus of the interview panel” he was not appointing any candidate to the open seat and that the search would start over after Labor Day.
- On November 23, Cheryl Miraglia, who had been serving as the MAC Vice Chair and who had served as its Chair, confirmed that she would be resigning from the MAC and it was her last meeting.
With Miraglia’s resignation and Tangren’s likely approval by the Board of Supervisors, the MAC will still be missing one member. Miley plans to have this final seat selected by January.
Castro Valley Matters supports elected MACs in Alameda County, rather than appointed ones with the goal that Castro Valley would elect its MAC in November 2016. Sign this petition to support an elected MAC.