Department, Michael Kim, a marketing manager at an online gaming
company. Both Lupo and Cavellini have paramedic training in their backgrounds, according to their applications, but Kim does not appear to have any public health related experience.
At this morning's Rules Committee meeting, Davis, stressed the urgency of filling the vacant seat and urged supervisors
to pick one of the candidates despite Lupo's absence. Davis said that the seven-member
committee is currently down to four people -- then later corrected himself and
said it was actually down to five. This, he said, is putting pressure on
existing members because it takes a minimum four votes to move any
item. He added there had been health-related committee member absences
of late (which perhaps makes it feel more like four?). The other vacant
seat on the committee is supposed to be appointed by Mayor Gavin
Supervisor David Campos somewhat sharply told Davis that, in a committee of five, a quorum of four should not be
hard to reach. Despite Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier's reminders that
the supervisors don't normally put an item on hold because someone
doesn't show for a meeting, Campos said he felt the item deserved thorough
examination and supported postponing the decision. He then urged Davis
to put pressure on Newsom to fill the other vacant seat. (In other words, Newsom has just as much responsibility as the supervisors do to get the vacant slots on the committee filled).
Although no decisions were made today, the supervisors did throw a few softball questions at the other two applicants. Maybe they're saving their high hard ones for Lupo when he potentially makes an appearance at the next meeting two weeks from now.