A Newport Beach planning commissioner has removed his name from consideration for a second term to resolve some half-finished business: the construction of his home.
Commissioner Scott Peotter notified the city this week that he would not seek a second term when the appointments were brought before the City Council. Fred Ameri was selected to fill the vacant position, the city clerk's office confirmed Wednesday.
For the last three years, Peotter and his neighbors have been at an impasse over his home on Portweybridge Place, which he partially tore down and began rebuilding in 2007.
"Unfortunately, we hit the market at the wrong time," Peotter said about the beginning of start-and-stall efforts.
Construction should begin again in the next few weeks, Peotter said, adding that he is close to closing a loan with a new financial partner.
In a somewhat unusual plan, Peotter decided to construct the home in two phases in which he would first raze the back portion of the property while he and his wife lived in the front.