We begin with a correction.
A post a few days back said Mark Lovelace’s gift for self-promotion went “entirely unappreciated” by our neighbors to the north who pooh-poohed his written request that basically everyone, everywhere, back his nomination to the California Coastal Commission.
In fact, his extraordinary suck-up skills left an impression after all, although perhaps not the one he intended.
It turns out he and his letter were a topic of some discussion at Tuesday’s meeting of the Del Norte County Board of Supervisors.
Reports the Crescent City Triplicate:
Two men from Humboldt told the Del Norte supervisors Tuesday that they opposed Lovelace’s nomination. During the public comment period, one man said he wants a leader with a more balanced point of view, noting that Lovelace is an environmental consultant.
Sullivan said he’s disturbed by rumblings that Lovelace has tried to fast-track his appointment and hasn’t followed the proper nomination process.
“Supervisor Lovelace seems to have hijacked that process and kind of jumped the gun,” Sullivan said. “There needs to be a reminder that the North Coast representative represents three counties, not just one.”
Not to worry.
The Del Norte supes voted unanimously Tuesday to nominate one of their own, Supervisor Martha McClure. Crescent City previously pledged to support whomever the county board put forward.
The Triplicate added,
If appointed by the governor, McClure said she will represent the North Coast by trying to find solutions that are agreeable to both sides of any issue.
Lovelace said if he’s appointed he’ll give himself another man makeover, maybe do something brand new with the beard, and buy a stack of the smartest neckties Kohl’s little boys section has in stock.
Okay, okay, not really. But the fact remains: No matter how you dress this guy up, he’s an idealogue who already has one bully pulpit too many.
Double-spank update: Local mayors hate him too!
Dorothy, you’re not in Arcata anymore.
Read Driscoll’s whiny Times-Standard article here.