ANAHEIM : Ex-Council Candidate Named to Commission


Paul Bostwick, who ran unsuccessfully for a seat on the City Council last fall, has been appointed to the city’s seven-member Planning Commission.

Bostwick, 53, was named this week to fill a vacancy on the panel created when former commissioner Tom Tait was appointed to the council in January. Bostwick himself had been nominated twice to fill the council vacancy but did not gain the necessary support.

His nomination to the Planning Commission went smoothly, however, with the council voting 4 to 1 to seat the 38-year Anaheim resident on the panel.


Mayor Tom Daly nominated Bostwick from a field of four applicants.

“All were outstanding applicants, but I think (Bostwick) has an edge in terms of his experience,” Daly said.

Councilman Lou Lopez cast the lone vote against Bostwick’s nomination.

Bostwick finished fourth in a field of 16 council candidates last November after spending more than $80,000 on his campaign--about half his own money.

During his campaign for council, Bostwick won the endorsements of Daly, California Angels owners Gene and Jackie Autry, and Ram President John Shaw.