Henry Riggs and Jack O'Malley have been re-appointed to the Menlo Park Planning Commission, where they will be joined by Ben Eiref.
Mr. Riggs and Mr. O'Malley, first appointed by the Winkler-Duboc-Jellins council in 2004 and 2006, respectively, were re-appointed to the commission at the council meeting Tuesday, May 4. Mr. Eiref, who sits on the oversight committee for the downtown/El Camino Real planning process, will join them, replacing termed-out commissioner Melody Pagee.
Mr. Riggs and Mr. Eiref won unanimous support of the council on the first vote, while Mr. O'Malley received three of five votes after several run-offs involving other candidates. Councilwoman Kelly Fergusson and Councilman Heyward Robinson supported Kenneth Baker in the final run-off. To be re-appointed, commission members need the support of three of the five council members.
Commissioners are limited to two full, four-year terms. Mr. Riggs has served one full and one partial term, having finished the remainder of Ms. Fergusson's term after she was elected to the council.