COSTA MESA — The election of Councilwoman Katrina Foley to the Newport-Mesa school board raises an obvious question: Will she stay on the council and finish out the remaining two years of her council term?
Not so obvious is the answer. Foley hasn't decided whether she'll fill one or both seats. And if it's just one seat, she's not saying publicly which one she'd pick.
"The legal issues require analysis, and I am just trying to recuperate from the election, and I'll look through the legal opinions and do what's right for the community," said Foley, an attorney who has spent years volunteering in Newport-Mesa schools.
Foley and others are looking into the legal aspects of serving on the two boards before she makes the call.
"It has come to my attention that there are some legal issues regarding serving in both seats," Foley said in a text message to the Pilot. "Those issues need to be worked out and are in process. In the meantime, I'm truly grateful to all the volunteers who spend thousands of hours campaigning. On to the next challenge."