Appointment Process to Fill District 7 Council Vacancy Announced; Paperwork Issued & Filed--updated June 1, 2015

UPDATED JUNE 1, 2015:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 11, 2015 #031-15

COUNCIL DETERMINES APPLICATION PROCESS TO FILL DISTRICT 7 VACANCY

CITY CLERK'S OFFICE BEGINS ISSUING PAPERWORK TO POTENTIAL APPLICANTS

Pasadena Rose LogoPASADENA, Calif.—Applications will be accepted for 18 days, beginning May 14 until 5:30 p.m., June 1, 2015, from eligible Pasadena residents who are registered voters living in City Council District 7 seeking to be appointed to fill the council seat recently vacated by newly elected Mayor Terry Tornek.

As of May 28, 2015, the following individuals have been issued paperwork as potential applicants or parties interested in the appointment process from the City Clerk's Office and/or have now returned formal paperwork. This list will be updated periodically to reflect when new potential applicants are issued papers and/or when formal paperwork is returned and filed with the City Clerk's Office.  Please note that the list is updated as quickly as possible, but  is only current up to the date and time so indicated and may not reflect more recent activity.

APPLICATION PAPERS ISSUED CITY COUNCIL – DISTRICT 7

APPLICATION PAPERS ISSUED / FILED & QUALIFIED -- UPDATED AS OF 4:30 P.M., JUNE 1, 2015

DATE ISSUED NAME PHONE NO. FILED QUALIFIED
5/14/15 Tim Lan 626-328-8825    
5/14/15 Ciran Hadjian 626-793-6276 5/27/2015 5/27/2015
5/14/15 Margaret York 626-792-8892 5/27/2015 5/27/2015
5/14/15 Andy Wilson 626-584-6070 5/28/2015 5/28/2015
5/14/15 Don Morgan 626-405-1814 6/01/2015 6/01/2015
5/22/15 Mandip K. Samra 310-570-9076    

For updated information as additional paperwork that is issued to other potential is issued or received, go tohttp://www.cityofpasadena.net/District7/

In addition to the application, the Council voted to require that all applications must include a nomination petition signed by a minimum of 25 qualified registered voters who live in District 7.  All application materials and petition papers must be issued by the City Clerk’s Office and delivered in person back to the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave., by the June 1 deadline.

An ad hoc committee of the City Council will develop interview questions asked of each applicant and provide a review of applications received.  Mayor Tornek appointed Vice Mayor Gene Masuda and Councilmember Margaret McAustin to form the ad hoc committee. Mayor Tornek will serve on the ad hoc committee too.

A special public meeting of the City Council will be held at a date to be determined in June to interview the applicants and to vote on making an appointment.  At the special meeting, all candidates will be interviewed on the same day and no candidate will be permitted to be present during the interview of any other candidate.  Each qualified applicant will be asked to make a six-minute presentation to the City Council.

In accordance with City Charter Section 506, any action by the City Council to appoint requires five affirmative votes.  Should the City Council be unable to garner the necessary five votes for one applicant by the deadline of the 75th day of the vacancy, July 17, 2015, City Charter Section 404 states the replacement would then be chosen by lot.

NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: 

William H. Boyer
Pasadena Public Information Officer
City Manager’s Office
(626) 744-4755, wboyer@cityofpasadena.net

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