The Orange County Board of Supervisors will be back at full strength as soon as Gaddi H. Vasquez is formally sworn in as the new supervisor for the 3rd District. He was appointed to the open seat last Thursday by Gov. George Deukmejian.
The other four board members can now get back to business with a full complement to tackle some pressing problems, such as the jail, traffic and the airport, with a new and energetic member familiar with the county and the board.
The governor not only has who he believes is the right person for the job, but with the appointment he ends the lobbying and politicking from more than a dozen applicants, and their backers, who for weeks have been campaigning for the post.
Vasquez will be making a triumphant return to the board floor where he labored three years ago as an executive assistant to former Supervisor Bruce Nestande, who resigned his post last January, creating the vacancy.