Applications will be available for two weeks for Pasadena residents living and registered to vote in City Council District 3 who are interested in seeking appointment to fill the vacancy on the City Council due to Chris Holden's election to the State Assembly.
Applications will be available beginning Thursday, December 13 until Thursday, December 27 from the City Clerk's Office, 100 N. Garfield Avenue, Room S228, during regular business hours, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for December 14 and December 25 when City Hall is closed.
For more information call the City Clerk's Office at (626) 744-4124.
All original applications must be hand-delivered to the City Clerk's Office no later than 5:30 p.m., Thursday, December 27. No postmarks, email submissions or faxes will be accepted. Applicants must be at least 18 years old; and must be both registered to vote in and reside within District 3 when their application is issued to them by the City Clerk.
Once appointed, the successful applicant will serve until May 6, 2013. By submitting an application, all applicants agree with the Council's preference that the successful appointee will not be a candidate for the regularly scheduled election in March 2013 to fill the District 3 seat. The appointee also will not be eligible to qualify as a write-in candidate for the same election.
The City Council will review the applications and then conduct interviews at a special meeting. The time and date of the meeting is tentatively scheduled for 3:00 p.m., Monday January 28, 2013 in the Council Chambers. Presentations by applicants at the special meeting will be limited to six minutes each, followed by a Question & Answer session by the Council. Council members will vote for appointees based on a ranking system. The applicant with the highest point total will be appointed.
Per the City's Charter, the City Council has up to 75 days to fill a Council vacancy. Former Councilmember Holden resigned effective at close of business Nov. 30 after winning election to the State Assembly.