Friday, July 6, 2007

Whither The Driscollator?

He told us it might happen:

The Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District is poised to hire the Port of Oakland's former maritime director to oversee shipping and related activities here. Wilson Lacy was a key contact for the harbor district during his three-year stint in Oakland, and will jump aboard to direct port operations if commissioners approve his employment at their meeting tonight.

But when it did, we never saw a word about it – in the T-S, that is.

Nathan got it:

As part of a new staffing reorganization, the Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District board of commissioners voted unanimously Thursday night to hire Port of Oakland Maritime Director Wilson Lacy to take the helm of the district’s new director of maritime commerce post.

Jennifer Savage (a name almost too good to be true) expanded out of the Eye's B section and covered it:

A vote to approve the hiring of Wilson Lacy for the newly created position of Director of Maritime Commerce was a foregone conclusion. Three of the four commissioners present at last week’s Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District meeting – Third District Commissioner Mike Wilson was absent – had already praised Lacy and the staff’s recommendation to hire him.

Hank did a Dandy job with it:

Well, good news then that the district has hired former Port of Oakland official Wilson Lacy to be its new “director of maritime commerce,” at a salary of $100,000 per year. In his new role, Lacy will bring his heavyweight Port of Oakland credentials to bear on developing Humboldt Bay’s shipping operations.

$100,000 a year – of taxpayer money – to advertise a port that doesn't actually exist?

Seems like JD would've been on that.

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