Marquand Resigns from Holtville Planning Comm.

By Luke Phillips
The Holtville City Council accepted the resignation of Planning Commissioner Jim Marquand at their meeting Monday, June 12.
Marquand submitted a letter of resignation to the city clerk on June 19 and the resignation became official on June 22. Marquand’s seat had been set to expire in April of 2012.
In his letter, Marquand says that the time required to serve as a commissioner has been a great challenge to his business and personal life.
“I feel that it is not fair to the city management and the city residents to have someone in an important position as this and not be able to give one all,” he said in the letter.
Council member Colleen Ludwig said that it was with regret that the council accepted Marquand’s resignation.
“I was prepared to vote against Jim Marquand’s resignation,” Ludwig said. “He’s done a great job for our planning commission, but after I read his letter I realized it was a necessity.”
Those interested in serving on the commission must be registered to vote and reside in the City of Holtville. A letter of interest and a completed application must be submitted to the City Clerk by 5 p.m. on July 30th.