December 28, 2006

Choosing the Next Member of the City Council

The next member of the San Leandro City Council will be appointed by the City Council because District 6 City Councilmember Tony Santos was elected Mayor before he completed his four-year term of office.

At recent City Council meetings, the procedures and timelines were decided and have been posted at the city's web site.

Applications for residents of District 6 will be made available beginning on January 2, 2006. The application form and 20 signatures from residents of District 6 must be submitted by January 27, 2006.

The field of applicants will be narrowed, if needed, at the February 5, 2006, City Council meeting and interviews of the candidates will be conducted at a February 13, 2006, meeting and the City Councilmember will be chosen at this meeting or the February 20, 2006, meeting.

Possible candidates being mentioned include former City Councilmembers, a former and a current member of the San Leandro School Board, current commissioners, and a local campaign consulant and political staffer.

The last City Councilmembers appointed were Orval 'OB' Badger in 2001 (to replace Gordon Galvan), Surlene Grant in 1998 (to replace Shelia Young), and Paul Nahm in 1993 (to replace John Faria).

Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at December 28, 2006 10:50 PM | TrackBack
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