Retired Division Director Temporarily Rehired

Doug Anthony retired as the deputy director of the county Planning and Development Department’s Energy and Minerals Division earlier this year, but his retirement will be short-lived. The supervisors voted 5-0 Tuesday to temporarily rehire Anthony — who worked for the division for 27 years — as a part-time employee while the county deals with a staffing shortage. Anthony’s expertise, officials said, will be integral in handling the EDC’s appeal of the Santa Maria Energy oil drilling project, as well as the upcoming review of the 4H Shell Mound project.

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