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Former West Sacramento city councilman has accepted a governor's appointment to the Yolo County Board of Supervisors -- creating a vacancy on West Sac's city council (News-Ledger photo)

Former West Sacramento city councilman Oscar Villegas has accepted a governor’s appointment to the Yolo County Board of Supervisors — creating a vacancy on West Sac’s city council (News-Ledger photo)


  Because former West Sacramento city councilman Oscar Villegas has been appointed to the county board of supervisors, the city council is seeking applicants from residents interested in filling the vacant seat on the council. The term for the vacant seat expires in November, 2016.

Applications from interested people are to be personally delivered to the city clerk’s office at 1110 West Capitol Avenue (no mail or faxes). Deadline is 5 p.m. on March 20.

  The requirements, according to city spokesman Art Schroeder:

  Applicants for the City Council must be at least 18 years of age, live in West Sacramento, and be registered voters in West Sacramento at the time of the application. Interested candidates for the position can find the application form on the City’s website, (see the “News You Can Use” heading), request the form from the City Clerk’s Office, 1110 West Capitol Ave., 3rd floor, or phone (916) 617-4500.

 Finalists will be notified no later than March 27 (Mayor Christopher Cabaldon and Mayor Pro Tem Mark Johannessen will review applications and select the finalists).

  Finalists will be interviewed by the City Council at the Council’s regularly- scheduled meeting, April 2 at 7 p.m.

  “The application process will be open and transparent,” said Schroeder in a press statement. “In the interest of fairness, applicants are discouraged from contacting or meeting privately with individual members of the City Council. The Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem will decline all requests to meet about the position until the Council appoints the replacement member.”

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