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Thousand Oaks City Council Decides To Let Voters Fill Council Vacancy

Posted on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 12:45am

A city council seat opened by the resignation of a Thousand Oaks City Councilman who left this month due to health issues will remain open until the November election.

The Thousand Oaks City Council decided last night not to fill the vacancy created by Tom Glancy’s resignation. The 71 year old councilman lost his long battle with cancer on Friday, just days after stepping down from office.

Glancy’s seat is up for election in November, as is that of council member Jacqui Irwin.

Earlier this year, another councilman, Dennis Gillette, also resigned due to health issues. The council decided to fill that seat by appointment, and after reviewing a number of applicants, chose Joel Price to fill the post for the remainder of the term, which runs until 2014. That move drew criticism from some residents, who said the city should have either appointed the runner-up to Gillette, or held a special election.

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