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Crouch returns to Fallbrook Planning Group

John Crouch is once again on the Fallbrook Community Planning Group board.

Crouch, who served on the board from 2001 through 2008 but fell 175 votes short of re-election in the November 2008 balloting, was appointed to the vacancy on Seat No. 14 for a term which will expire on January 3, 2011. The San Diego County Board of

Supervisors approved his appointment December 8, and he returned to the planning group for its December 21 meeting.

“He’s a good man,” said Fallbrook Community Planning Group chair

Jim Russell.

Crouch had chaired the planning group’s Public Facilities Committee before his election defeat.

“He did a good job,” Russell said of Crouch’s first eight years on the planning group.

Bill Bopf had served on Seat No. 14, but Bopf has moved to Northern California. Although Bopf will be living in Fallbrook part-time, he changed his voter registration to his new primary residence. A member of a community planning group must be a registered voter within that planning area.

“His presence will be missed,” Russell said of Bopf, a former city manager. “He certainly brought a unique perspective.”

Bopf announced his resignation following the planning group’s October meeting. The Fallbrook Community Planning Group by-laws call for vacancies to be offered to the candidate with the highest number of votes who was not elected. The community planning group officially recommended Crouch at its November meeting, although the recommendation needed to be ratified by the Board of Supervisors.

Crouch works professionally as an administrator at Major Market and is also a volunteer with the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce. He has lived in Fallbrook since 1979.

The Fallbrook Community Planning Group realigned its committee membership during its December 21 meeting, returning Crouch to the Public Facilities Committee.

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