FREMONT -- The City Council has appointed Rick Jones, a retired Fremont police officer, to the Planning Commission.
Jones, who finished fourth in November in an unsuccessful council bid, was approved by a 5-0 margin Tuesday after Mayor Bill Harrison selected him for council approval. He is filling the seat vacated by Raj Salwan, who was appointed to the City Council on Jan. 14.
Jones immediately joins the Planning Commission, whose members include David Bonaccorsi, Yogi Chugh, Dirk Lorenz, Ed Pentaleri and Roman Reed. Jones' seat expires Dec. 31, 2014.
The seventh planning commission seat, vacated Jan 17 by Lisa Quan, remains open and is expected to be filled soon by another council appointment, City Clerk Nadine Nader said.
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