EXTRA: Jack Overall Selected for MPC

Supervisor Salud Carbajal Names Dick Thielsher’s Replacement

By J’Amy Brown

Supervisor Salud Carbajal announced Monday afternoon that Jack Overall (pictured) overall.jpg has been selected to replace Dick Thielscher on the Montecito Planning Commission.

Carbajal said his decision was a difficult one because the three candidates who applied — Overall, retired business executive J.W. Colin, and writer Stephen Murdoch — were all very qualified. Thielscher resigned from the area’s planning commission in December and the seat has since sat vacant. Last month Sue Burrows was confirmed to take a seat on the MPC after a delayed approval by the Board of Supervisors. “I chose Jack Overall because he has had extensive experience within the community of Montecito,” Carbajal explained. Overall, who has served on the Montecito Association for nine years, agreed his strongest qualification was his experience. He has served as vice president and treasurer of the Montecito Association and also headed its 101 study team and the Zoning Ordinance Reformatting Project Team. His appointment will be placed on next week’s Board of Supervisor agenda for confirmation. If confirmed, Overall will be seated in time for the February 21 meeting.

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