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Thousand Oaks City Council Decides To Fill Pending Vacancy Through Appointment Process

Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 7:35am

The Thousand Oaks City Council decided it will fill an unexpected vacancy by appointment, instead of spending money for a special election.

Citing health issues, longtime City Councilman Dennis Gillette announced he’ll be stepping down from off March 1st, with more than two years left in his term.

Some members of the public called for a special election at last night’s council meeting, while others said if the council was going to appoint someone, it should be the next highest vote getter in the November 2010 election, former City Planning Commissioner Al Adam.

The City Council voted 3-1 to proceed with the appointment process, and to start accepting applications, with Councilwoman Claudia Bill de la Pena the lone dissenter.

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