THOUSAND OAKS : Gibson Resigns From Planning Panel

Due to ongoing health problems that caused him to miss key meetings this fall, Joe Gibson has resigned from the Thousand Oaks Planning Commission.

Gibson, who was appointed to the commission a year ago by Councilwoman Judy Lazar, has diabetes and related complications. He was absent from several meetings on the proposed Seventh-day Adventist development in Newbury Park.

"I've got some continuing health problems and I'm not going to be able to guarantee that I'll be there on Monday nights," Gibson said.

"It is just not fair to the city to occupy the seat if I'm not going to be able to attend the meetings," he added.

Lazar said she will review applications to the Planning Commission submitted over the past year and select a new commissioner by the Dec. 19 council meeting.

"I hate to see him resign," Lazar said. "But his health is not good."

The term for Gibson's seat runs until November 1998. Applicants should contact the city clerk at 449-2151.

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