The Contra Costa Board of Supervisors will officially launch 2011 tomorrow at its first meeting of the year.
The day begins with a little business followed by its annual reorganization luncheon hosted by incoming board Chairwoman Gayle Uilkema.
The supervisors rotate the chairmanship job each year. In addition to leading the meetings, the chair’s job entails the appointment of his or her supervisors to myriad committees. Acrimony has erupted on occasion among the supervisors over the more desirable appointments, such as the countywide transportation authority or the Local Agency Formation Commission.
Seniority matters, of course.
Former Pleasant Hill councilwoman and newly elected Supervisor Karen Mitchoff, chosen by voters in June, will sit on 19 committees. She will chair three of the board’s seven internal committees, including legislation; transportation, water and infrastructure, and the airport.