January 27, 2007

The Applications are in for the Vacant City Council Seat

On Friday, January 26, 2007, the deadline passed for the submission of applications to fill the District 6 City Council seat vacated when Tony Santos was elected San Leandro Mayor in the November 2006 election.

Twelve residents of District 6 have completed applications for the vacant seat. They are:

  • Wafaa Aborashed
  • Hermy Almonte
  • Adan Alonzo
  • Estelle Clemons
  • Esther Collier
  • Ray Davis
  • Carmen Fewless
  • Luster Knight
  • Jean Morris
  • Bo Panoringan
  • Jim Prola
  • Mark Tichy

Esther Collier formerly served as a trustee on the San Leandro School Board and Ray Davis currently serves on the San Leandro School Board. Carmen Fewless has served on the Human Services Commission since June 2005, Luster Knight has served on the Recreation and Parks Commission since 1998, and Collier has served on the Planning Commission since 2001.

Mark Tichy and Wafaa Aborashed both campaigned for the City Council seat in 2004 and Tichy also lost out in 2000.

Jim Prola has served on the Alameda County Central Labor Council Executive Board and has been a labor activist.

At this time, little is known about the other applicants.

The current City Council members will meet on February 5, 2007, to narrow down the list of candidates prior to interviews on February 13, 2007. The new Councilmember for District 6 will be appointed at the February 20, 2007, meeting of the City Council.

Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at January 27, 2007 1:13 AM | TrackBack

Adon Alonzo was in the 2004 Leadership San Leandro class. He had to drop out mid-year due to a change in employment. He used to work for Waste Management and went to El Cerrito (I bleieve) to take a higher up job at their waste disposal facility.

Posted by: tim Holmes at January 27, 2007 10:57 AM
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