Applications for city commissions, boards and committees are half what they were a year ago, a problem exacerbated by city foot-dragging in filling vacant seats.
The number of board applicants dropped this year from 51 to 25.
Of those, only 18 appointments were recently recommended by the mayor to the City Council, despite the fact that several committees have long-standing vacancies.
Well, no one with a second/vacation home in PG would be interested, most of the better qualified residents have jobs to go to. That leaves us with retired teachers and Bay Area refugees.