The City Council has appointed familiar faces to this year's Planning Commission, choosing three unsuccessful candidates in November's local races to sit on the five-member panel.
Commissioner Ken Hansen, defeated in his bid for the council last year, was reappointed to the city's top advisory panel by Councilman Mike Ward. Ward and Hansen ran as a slate in the November race, in which Ward was the top vote-getter among 11 candidates vying for three seats.
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Los Angeles Times Wednesday January 10, 2001 Orange County Edition Metro Part B Page 3 Metro Desk 2 inches; 71 words Type of Material: Correction
Irvine Planning Commission--An article Tuesday misstated several facts about appointments to the Irvine Planning Commission. Newly appointed commissioner Carolyn McInerney won her November bid for a seat on the Irvine Unified school board and will serve on both boards. Councilman Chris Mears was the top vote-getter in last year's council race. Anthony Dragun, a former transportation commissioner for the city, is a new appointment to the board and will attend his first meeting later this month.
Mayor Larry Agran reappointed council candidate Anthony Dragun to the commission, after Dragun lost his bid for a council seat.
Councilman Greg Smith appointed school board candidate Carolyn McInerney.
Other appointees to the commission are Mary Ann Gaido, Councilwoman Beth Krom's choice; and Mark Petracca, appointed by Councilman Chris Mears.
The commission's first meeting is Jan. 18.