Council vacancy to be selected Monday evening
(Dec 05, 2013)
Fourteen Westminster residents applied for the vacant City Council seat created when former Councillor Herb Atchison was sworn in as mayor on Monday, Nov. 11.
City Council interviewed the candidates on Tuesday, Nov. 26, and Monday, Dec. 2.
City Council will select the person to fill the vacancy during the regular meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9. The selected candidate will be sworn in that evening and will finish the balance of Atchison's term, which will expire Nov. 2015.
The 14 candidates include: David Aragoni, Charles Bustos, Donald C. Ciancio, David M. DeMott, Kathleen A. Dodaro, A.J. Elserougi, Brian Harms, Jonathan Herrmann, Michael S. Melvin, Mark Moreno, Suzanne Ramirez, Anita L. Seitz, Merelene Stanley and Deborah M. Teter.
According to the City Charter and the Municipal Code, any council vacancy must be filled within 30 days by a majority vote of the remaining members of City Council, otherwise there must be a vote of the people.