February 5, 2003
Half Moon Bay Review - Letter to the Editor
During the January meeting, the presidency of the commission - for the third consecutive year - went to James Tucker by a 3-2 vote.
The importance of the presidency of this board far exceeds the title. On the harbor commission the chairman, or president, basically sets the agenda and, thereby, determines the "direction" of the district. Last year, during Commissioner Tucker's second consecutive term as president, serious consideration was given to allowing only the president and general manager to place items on the agenda. This would effectively squeeze out input from the two independent members. The accepted procedure on most public agencies nationwide gives all members a right to place items on the agenda.
—Sally Campbell, Harbor Commissioner