Dr. Joan Wake was appointed to the newly-formed city ethics committee Tuesday by a vote of four to three. Wake’s appointment was opposed by council members David Hayes, Kelly Avenson and Seth Wiederanders. Hayes cited Wake’s involvement appealing the ordinary high water mark ruling on the westside waterfront.
Council member Kirsten Reeths suggested Wake’s appointment be put on hold until the ordinary high water mark ruling appeal is completed. Wake was nominated for the position by Mayor David Ward.