Nate has done a good job and we see each other periodically at shared community organization meetings. I think the county has calmed down a lot since there has been a cessation to the landuse battles. The no-growth people won! So the job really is all about the bureaucracy and the executive oversight of the county. Like most counties in California, the job of Supervisor has become toothless as the State has usurped most of the duties. So, I believe the job is simply five "figureheads" (San Francisco has 11) and all the power rests in the big city of Sacramento, under the dome of happiness for liberals.
So unless a radical lefty philosophy gains the majority, I don't see much of a change. Everything at the local level seems to be on auto pilot. So maybe if I don't have to work as hard as I did many years ago, I might jump in. I mean at least I live in District!
The State has swiped most of our property taxes and if we get some back it has a mile of strings attached. Land use issues here are few and far between. Our population is about the same as it was twenty five years ago. We are a "old fart" county and medical buildings are all rented out. All the infrastructure for servicing us oldie's is in place. The thing we are lacking is young people who want to come here or stay here. The lefties here have made the county almost impossible to build here, and along with the onerous General Plan, people have left for greener pastures.
Schools are closing, not many structures and houses are being constructed and when someone dares to propose something the reliable NIMBY's come out in droves. Many to make sure their pot gardens are not detected I guess. Can't have that manufacturing job next door can we? So over time the big money maker is growing dope and making meth. Sure we have a few carpenters left and maybe a handyman or two, heck maybe even a piece of lumber is sold once in a while. But when someone proposes something it means the world is coming to and end for the opponents.
A application for a mine in the outskirts of North San Juan is a great example of what is wrong with the system in the County and the State. Paralysis! The government can't even do their job fairly and in a timely fashion. But if you come illegally from another country you get freebies galore and almost instantly. What a system eh?
So overall it does not appear to me that who is a Supervisor doesn't means much anymore. It may leave an opening for a old guy like me to get back in the game.