The Register-Star reports today that Board of Supervisors chair Pat Grattan cast the deciding vote on a resolution that could result in the sale of the county nursing home: "Committee narrowly OKs Pine Haven RFP." According to the article, "Grattan said Thursday that he is an 'ad hoc member' of every committee as chairman of the board." Let's hope Grattan meant to say he was an ex officio member of every committee--that is, a member by virtue of his position as chair. Ad hoc has the meaning "done for a particular purpose only," which could suggest that Grattan becomes of a member of every committee for a specific purpose--in this case, to ensure the success of the resolution.
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