Stanislaus supervisors to recognize O’Brien’s 12 years on board


At its final meeting of the year Tuesday evening, the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors will hold a tribute for Bill O’Brien, who is completing 12 years as the supervisor representing the Riverbank and Oakdale area.

O’Brien was first elected to the county board in March 2004, following a controversy over former Chief Executive Officer Reagan Wilson. O’Brien served three terms as the District 1 supervisor but did not seek a fourth term in the recent election.

The county has scheduled a swearing-in ceremony at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 10 for supervisors Vito Chiesa and Jim DeMartini, who are beginning new terms, and former Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen, who ran unopposed for the District 1 seat.

Olsen will join the board after representing the 12th Assembly District for six years, the maximum allowed under state term limits.

Ken Carlson: 209-578-2321

If you go

The Board of Supervisors will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the basement chamber of Tenth Street Place, at 1010 10th St. in Modesto. The following items will be considered:

  • A public hearing on a rezone for a 101-space expansion of Don’s RV Center near Keyes. No one opposed the business expansion at a county Planning Commission hearing in November.
  • The annual report on the Mountain-Valley Emergency Medical Services Agency.
  • The completion of construction for the Public Safety Center expansion on Hackett Road, including maximum security jail beds, a medical and mental health wing, and intake and release center.