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Posted on: March 11, 2021

Councilman Resigns, City Council Discusses Options for Filling Newly Vacant Seat

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Orange City Councilman Alvarez Resigns, Council Discusses Options for Filling Newly Vacant Seat

 Effective March 8, Councilman Mike Alvarez resigned his position on the City Council.  As a result, the City Council seat for District 3 is now vacant.  

At their March 9, 2021 meeting, as part of an Urgency Item added to the published agenda, the Council discussed the newly created vacancy, and the two options available for filling it.  One option is for the Council to appoint a resident from District 3 to a term that would expire at the next General Municipal Election November 8 of 2022. The second option provides that the Council call a Special Election to be held November 2 of 2021. The term of office in this instance would expire in November 2024.  The City Council directed staff to agendize discussion and possible action on the options at their regular meeting on April 13, 2021.

State law sets a 60-day timeline for making the determination on how to fill the vacant seat.  To ensure the City meets this deadline, in the event that the Council decides to fill the vacancy by appointment, residents interested in serving on the City Council for District 3 can submit an application. Eligible candidates must be residents of District 3 at the time of the appointment. Applications may be returned electronically, or may be mailed to the City Clerk’s Office, 300 E. Chapman Ave., Orange, CA, 92866.   Completed applications must be received not later than 5:30 p.m., March 26, 2021.  The window to apply is now closed. 

Residents may check which District they reside in using the interactive City of Orange District Boundaries map by clicking here.

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