Adopting a new county general plan, getting San Joaquin General Hospital certified as a stroke center and developing plans to add businesses surrounding Stockton Metropolitan Airport are among Steve Bestolarides' top priorities as he becomes chairman of the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors.
Today marks the ceremonial passing of the gavel when Bestolarides, a Stockton resident who grew up in Lodi, replaces Larry Ruhstaller as board chairman. The chairmanship, by county ordinance, is rotated annually, which means that Lodi-area Supervisor Ken Vogel will become chairman in 2013.
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