The top political aide to county supervisors Chairman Shawn Nelson is set to be appointed this week to a county panel that advises on affordable housing, homeless prevention programs and leftover redevelopment projects.

Denis Bilodeau, who is Nelson’s chief of staff and an city councilman in Orange, would serve on the 11-member county Housing and Community Development Commission if appointed by Nelson’s colleagues on Tuesday.

Bilodeau would serve on the commission until the end of June 2015.

Details about the commission’s meetings are hard to come by. Its agendas couldn’t be found in a search of the county’s website.

The decision is before county supervisors on Tuesday. Click here for the staff report.

Curious what else is happening this week? Click here to check our rundown at On the Agenda.

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