2 seats, but where to sit?
- November 4, 2010
- Mark Petracca, political science associate professor and department chair, is quoted in the Daily Pilot and Chicago Tribune November 3, 2010
From the Daily Pilot:
The election of Councilwoman Katrina Foley to the Newport-Mesa school board raises an obvious question: Will she stay on the council and finish out the remaining two years of her council term...? Mark Petracca, chairman of the political science department at UC Irvine, said there is no uniform rule for all cities. It's a matter of municipal law, which varies among municipalities. "It would certainly be unusual," he said. Foley's decision would likely have the greatest impact on the balance of power on the City Council. Though the offices are non-partisan, she is the lone Democrat among Republicans and often challenges Mayor Allan Mansoor, a conservative headed for state Assembly.
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