Council Gives Political Plum To Departing Councilman

The San Diego City Council voted on Monday to give its termed-out council president a position on the Unified Port of San Diego's board.

Voting to give Scott Peters a seat on the port's board were Kevin Faulconer, Toni Atkins*, Brian Maienschein*, Jim Madaffer* and Ben Hueso (an asterisk denotes a termed-out council member).

Councilman Tony Young was quoted earlier this week in the earlier voicing his opposition.

"I think it's manipulative, I think it's pathetic, and that's the reason I don't think we should do it," Young told Madaffer.

Laurie Black, who already is on the board, got the nod for another four-year term.

Read the's "Peters, Black Are In" story for more information.

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