Among the candidates for various commissions to be interviewed at this Wednesday's council meeting is Joseph Mosca for Parks and Recreation, who has less local history but more political history than most.
The Sierra Madre Tattler, which was highly critical of Mosca, has lots in its archives, and paints a picture of a politically ambitious former rising star in the LA County Democratic Party who had his eye on an Assembly seat. Mosca resigned his council seat in 2011 to move to London for family reasons.
Among the archives is this discussion of the eerily Barthesque drama over Sierra Madre's mayor rotation.
Given the weak field of potential 2016 Encinitas council candidates, Mosca could fairly quickly become a top-tier candidate. His spouse is a director at Gilead Sciences, whose stock is up 400% since he's been there, so campaign money shouldn't be a problem.