A Las Virgenes Municipal Water District director who was disqualified last week from seeking reelection in November should be appointed to a new four-year term, other water district board members have decided.
The board voted 4 to 1 Monday night to recommend that Harold Helsley be appointed by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to the Division 3 board seat he has held for eight years.
Helsley was disqualified last week as a candidate in the Nov. 4 election after county elections officials determined that he was three signatures short on the candidate nomination petition filed last month.
In a separate action last week, Helsley's lone opponent for the Calabasas and Agoura area board seat was also disqualified as a candidate. The county counsel's office ruled that Gordon Miner's candidacy was invalid because his 20 valid signatures were improperly collected.