Vice Mayor Colonna Withdraws Council Item On Possibly Assigning More City Staff To Councilmembers Rep'ing City On Boards Or Committees Beyond Council Office Duties
(April 21, 2003) -- In a memo to the Mayor and his Council colleagues sent today, Vice Mayor Frank Colonna has withdrawn an item he'd agendized for the April 22 Council meeting which suggested the Council consider possibly assigning more city staff to Councilmembers representing the city on boards of committees beyond their strict Council office duties.
Vice Mayor Colonna's memo today states:
In the spirit of continuing to work toward balancing the budget and the evaluation and cost-cutting efforts confronting our City Council, I respectfully withdraw Item #15 from the Council agenda scheduled for April 22, 2003. I look forward to the future, in our ability as a council body, to discuss the possibilities, as well as the benefits, outlined in the suggested item.
LBReport.com was the first LB media outlet to report Vice Mayor Colonna's now-withdrawn proposal (April 19).
Vice Mayor Colonna holds positions (appointed by Mayor Beverly O'Neill) on government bodies outside City Hall. He is currently President of the Gateway Cities Council of Governments and is a member of the Board of Directors of the San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy.