Applications and letters of interest are invited to fill one unscheduled vacancy on the Santa Monica City Council for a partial term ending November 2, 2010.
All persons are invited to apply regardless of race, sex, age, disability, religion, marital status, national origin, sexual preference, or ancestry. Applicants must be residents and registered voters in the City of Santa Monica.
All interested parties please send letters, resumes, and/or applications to:
Maria M. Stewart, City Clerk
1685 Main Street
City Hall, Room 102
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Applications are available at the City Clerk’s Office, and at the City’s website: smgov.net. Potential candidates are required to submit an application with their letters of interest and/or resumes. You may request an application by mail or fax by calling 310.458.8211.
Applications and letters of interest will be accepted through Tuesday, February 17 at 5:30 p.m.
If filled by appointment, the vacancy must be filled by the February 24, 2009, Council meeting. If no appointment is made by that date, the City Council is required to call a special municipal election to fill the vacancy. The appointment is for a partial term ending November 2010. The vacant seat, whose four-year term ends November 2012, shall be placed on the November 2010, ballot so voters may elect a Councilmember to serve the remainder of the term.
The State Political Reform Act requires officeholders to disclose their financial interest and income which may be materially affected by their official action. The applicant appointed to serve in this position will be required to file a Statement of Economic Interest (Form 700)with the City Clerk’s Office upon assuming office, and annually thereafter. The appointee will be subject to the Oaks Initiative. The Oaks Initiative prohibits City public officials who have approved or voted to approve a “public benefit” from receiving a “personal or campaign advantage” from the recipient of the “public benefit” for one year from the time the City public official leaves office, or five years after conferring the “public benefit,” whichever is shorter.