Interim County Counsel Steven Woodside to Stay On
With more than two decades of serving as a County Counsel, including about six months as the interim in Marin County, attorney Steven Woodside was deemed the top choice to remain in his Marin Civic Center role for the foreseeable future.
The Marin County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to hire Woodside during Tuesday’s regular board meeting at the Marin Civic Center Administration Building, following a recommendation by Marin County Administrator Matthew Hymel.
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