Lemon Grove has a new Planning Commissioner.
Sean Cole was appointed to the position in Tuesday night's city council meeting, with a unanimous vote in favor of the hire by the governing body.
Cole was hired after a brief interview, and chosen from a pool of seven candidates. A total of 11 applications had been received, according to staff reports.
“I have lived in this city for 17 years and for me, it’s my opportunity to do some civic duty,” Cole is quoted as telling the City Council in UT San Diego. “My children go to school here, I own property here. If I have the opportunity to have a little say-so, I want to make this a place where people want to come to.”
According to the city manager's office, Cole will make $75 a meeting. The commission normally meets on a monthly basis.
"The election of Ms. Racquel Vasquez to the Lemon Grove City Council necessitated the need to fill a vacancy on the Planning Commission," a city council report stated prior to the hiring.