Don Wharton is new Brawley City Council Member

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Miguel Miranda, Mayor George Nava, Don Wharton, Sam Couchman, Don Campbell

 

BRAWLEY – The Brawley City Council held an adjourned regular meeting Monday, December 03, 2012, for the consideration and appointment to fill the City Council vacancy for the term expiring November 2015.

The vacancy arose by the resignation of Ryan Kelley who won a seat on the Imperial County Board of Supervisors.

Nine candidates from the community turned in applications for the seat. Each candidate was given five minutes to convince the Council to consider them for the position.

Councilman Miguel Miranda nominated Don Wharton. The nomination was seconded by Councilman Sam Couchman.

In a 4 to 0 unanimous vote, Wharton was in.

 

“I decided to run when I started to get involved from an aviation perspective with the City looking to expand the airport and runway,” said Wharton. “On budget issues, I think we face some challenges. I definitely do not believe this is going to be an easy term, looking ahead. I think it’s really important that we as a council and staff work together to come up some creative solutions.”

 

Wharton is employed by REACH Air Ambulance Company.

Wharton will be officially sworn in December 18 at a regular meeting.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Wharton needs to step down as a member of the public safety commission. Police critics need a voice in these groups. Instead they are packed with cheerleaders for police. Is everyone in law enforcement a coward? I had hoped this committee would be the first step in getting some kind of civilian review of police. What a joke.

  2. All of the candidates did not have great ideas. Most of them did not have any ideas, including Wharton. Ashford University-check it out.

    This is going to be a really difficult decision. Motion? Wharton. Second. Any other nominations? No. Discussion. Nope. All in favor. Yes.

    Congrats law enforcement, you win.

  3. All of the candidates had great ideas. There were 9 candidates. It was noted by the Mayor and the Council Members that they all had something to contribute. I didn’t quote Mr. Goyal because he did not win.

  4. Mr. Goyal nailed it. Too bad it was a done deal.

    “On budget issues, I think we face some challenges. I definitely do not believe this is going to be an easy term, looking ahead. I think it’s really important that we as a council and staff work together to come up some creative solutions.” ~Wharton. Well, he’ll fit in with the rest of BCC.

    Why don’t you quote some of Goyal’s specific ideas he pitched during his statement?

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