Decision on Diaz expected Tuesday |

Decision on Diaz expected Tuesday

Gregory Diaz should find out at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday whether he will be the new Nevada County clerk-recorder.

Members of the Board of Supervisors interviewed Diaz for the position June 19 but deferred their decision to Tuesday’s meeting. He was the sole candidate to get a public interview out of the six people who applied for the job.

County Executive Officer Rick Haffey and Assistant County Executive Officer Laura Matteson refused to reveal the names of the other candidates or the names of those who served on the interviewing panels that selected Diaz as the top contender. Deputy County Counsel Mike Jamison said last week the county could have divulged the names but chose to keep them confidential, as it does in normal personnel matters.

If chosen, Diaz would replace former Clerk-Recorder Kathleen Smith – elected last year – who resigned in April after the board learned she had worked simultaneously for one month as the city clerk of Rio Vista in the Sacramento Valley while still employed as the county’s clerk-recorder.

Diaz ran against Smith in June of 2006 and lost.

Diaz worked for 20 years in the San Francisco clerk-recorder’s office, eight of those as the office leader. Diaz planned elections with a task force there, assisted the media and covered precincts on election day but has not fully administered an election himself.

In other action, the board is slated to:

• Approve a six-month agreement to truck DarkHorse sewage to Lake of the Pines for disposal, extending it for the third time.

• Consider a resolution to extend the repayment of two Cascade Shores treatment plant loans for $450,000 from June 30 to December 31.

• Discuss sending a letter to Gov. Schwarzenegger to restore cuts to the state nutrition and home-delivered meals program.


To contact Senior Staff Writer Dave Moller, e-mail or call 477-4237.

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