David Gorn has resigned from the Half Moon Bay City Council because he said his council job had caused a conflict with his other job as deputy news director at KQED-FM, and his family was suffering for it. According to columnist John Horgan of the San Mateo County Times, Gorn said his supervisors at the public radio station limited the topics he could report on, including the California Coastal Commission, because of conflict-of-interest concerns. Gorn said he was forced to support his two children ever since. Gorn joined the council in April 2005 and his term was to expire in November 2007. Horgan noted that “slow growth” environmentalists on the coast believe they have lost a crucial ally with Gorn’s departure.

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