On December 5, 2017 the City Council voted to appoint a member to fill the vacated City Council seat previously held by Steve Hwangbo. The position will serve until the next General Election on November 6, 2018.
With less than a year left in the term, the City Council chose to forgo spending $16,000 on an election to fill the seat. They decided to open the application process and appoint the best candidate based on an application and interview process.
Newly-installed Mayor Goedhart stated, “Looking at the situation, we need a full [City] Council, important decisions need to be made. The City Council will be looking for someone who supports the future of La Palma, whether we agree with them on every issue or not. The public will have the opportunity to vote in November when two seats will be up for election.’
The application packet is available online and at City Hall and will be due no later than 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 20, 2017, to the City Clerk’s Office (7822 Walker Street).
About the City of La Palma
Ranked by Money Magazine in 2015, 2013, 2011, and 2007 as one of America’s Best Places to Live, the City of La Palma is a 1.9 square mile general law city in northwest Orange County, consisting of 15,568 residents and approximately 300 commercial and industrial businesses. The City was incorporated in 1955 under the name of Dairyland and has 55 full-time and 35 part-time employees.
This article was released by the City of La Palma.