I hear that Jim Vreeland is resigning his City Council seat. Under the charter, the council will fill the vacancy for the remainder of Jim's term.
The council shouldn't get too clever in fishing around for a candidate, as the voters in the prior election have shown whom we prefer.
Leo Leon was, as I recall, the next highest vote winner in the election, and he should be offered the appointment. Appointing someone who ran poorly or didn't run at all would show little respect for the will of the voters.
Leo spent countless hours as a volunteer on our Planning Commission, and we'd be fortunate to have someone with his background helping to run Pacifica.