For the second year in a row, the City Council will spend its final days of spring deciding whom to appoint to the vacant city council seat left open by Andy Klein.
Last year, after the death of Omar Ahmad, the council held a series of interviews to determine an interim city council member. Brad Lewis was handily appointed. Now the council is asking San Carlos citizens, those 18 years or older, to apply for another vacant seat.
Brad Lewis’ selection was based on several important factors: he came with experience having already served as the city’s mayor, he came with a strong understanding of the city’s pertinent issues, and he was not seeking re-election once the interim period was over. The council is likely to give preference to those not seeking re-election, for fear of tipping the odds in their favor.
The council has yet to decide if this term will last until December 2012, or December 2013. A special meeting this Friday will shed light on whether this council will elect to hold a special election or wait for the traditional cycle.
The city sent out an email noting certain measures applicants will adhere to, including filing a Statement of Economic Interest required by the Fair Political Practices Commission.
To apply for the Interim City Council Seat, you can call the City Clerk at (650) 802-4219 for an application, pick one up at the City Clerk's office, City Hall, 600 Elm Street, 2nd Floor, San Carlos or download it from the City's website at "http://www.cityofsancarlos.org"
Completed applications must be received by the City by Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.
Tentative date and time for interviews is Tuesday, May 29, 2012 with interviews starting at 5:00 p.m.