The Pasadena City Council will hold a Special Meeting beginning at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 22, to conduct interviews with five applicants and make an appointment to fill the District 3 Council vacancy. The meeting will be held at City Hall, in the Council Chamber, 100 N. Garfield Avenue, Room S249.
On November 30, 2012, Councilmember Chris Holden resigned from his position on the Pasadena City Council representing District 3 to assume the duties of California State Assembly member representing the 41st District. The Pasadena City Council plans to fill the District 3 vacancy by appointment. The successful applicant will serve until a District 3 Council representative can be chosen by the voters later this year and assume office on May 6, 2013.
Five residents of District 3 filed the required application in December for Council consideration, including Joel Bryant, Brian Carmody, Sharon Graham Higuera, Tarek Shawky and Craig Washington.
During the January 22 meeting, the City Clerk will conduct a random drawing to determine the applicants' order to be interviewed. No applicants will be permitted in the Council Chamber during interviews of any other applicant. Each applicant will be allowed up to a six minutes to make a presentation.
The City Council will then ask each applicant a series of predetermined questions. At the conclusion of the interviews, all applicants will be invited to return to the Council Chamber to observe the Council's deliberation and vote.
The City Clerk will administer the oath of office to the newly-appointed Councilmember following the selection process and the successful applicant will begin serving immediately.
For more information, contact the City Clerk's Office at (626) 744-4142. For more information about the City go to www.cityofpasadena.net.