On November 13, 2018 City Council Member Kayla Jones submitted her resignation effective December 1, 2018. Per California Government Code section 36512, when a vacancy of an elected official occurs, the remaining Council must, within 60 days from the date of the vacancy, either fill the vacancy by appointment or call a special election to fill the vacancy for the remainder of the appointment term. Council Member Jones’ term expires in November 2020.
The City of Seaside City Council held a special meeting on December 12, 2018 and voted unanimously to proceed with an interview and appointment process.
The City solicicted applications from interested community members to serve as the 5th member of the City Council team in the position vacated by Kayla Jones. The deadline for applications was January 2nd, 2019 at 5:00 PM. Thirteen applications were recieved.
Council Member Jones Resigns effective December 1, 2018. (Press release)