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File #: 2021-044    Version: 2 Name:
Type: Discussion Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/19/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/21/2021 Final action:
Title: CITY COUNCIL VACANCY
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 21-007
Report to Mayor and City Council
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Discussion


SUBJECT:
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CITY COUNCIL VACANCY

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I. SUMMARY

As a result of the November 3, 2020 Municipal Election, Lula Davis-Holmes was elected to the office of Mayor thereby vacating her City Council seat term ending November, 2022 as of the date of the certification of the election results by the Carson City Council on January 12, 2021.City Charter section 306(b) sets forth the procedures for filling vacancies in elected offices. Under section 306(b) and 306(d), City Council has three options to consider:
? Appoint a Successor for the remainder of the term;
? Call a Special Election to elect a successor for the remainder of the term; or
? Appoint an interim to fill the vacancy until the date of the Special election.

II. RECOMMENDATION
Recommendation

WAIVE further reading and ADOPT Resolution No. 21-007, A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Carson California, Acknowledging the Vacancy of City Council Seat as of January 12, 2021, and Need to Fill Vacancy Within Sixty (60) Days or Have the Vacant Seat Be Subject to a Special Election Under Application Laws.
DISCUSS and PROVIDE direction for filling the vacancy declared therein.

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III. ALTERNATIVES

None.


IV. BACKGROUND

A vacancy has been created by Lula Davis Holmes being elected Mayor. The unexpired term expires November, 2022. City Charter Section 306(b) and (d) set forth three (3) options for filling the vacancy.
Option 1 - Appoint a successor for the remainder of the term
If the City Council votes to fill the vacancy by appointment, the appointment must be made within 60 days from the commencement of the vacancy which date is March 15, 2021 (the 60th day is actually March 13, a Saturday).
There is no legal requirement that the City Council use any particular method of appointment. The City Council does not, for example, have any obligation to appoint someone who ran in the last election. It is common in such...

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