11 Apply for Vacant Brentwood City Council Seat


A total of 11 residents within the City of Brentwood have applied for the vacant city council seat vacated by Steve Barr.

Barr submitted his letter of resignation dated August 28, 2017 to the City Clerk, identifying September 8th as his last day as Vice Mayor. According to his resignation letter, he and his wife has sold their Brentwood home and have made the decision to relocate to far northern California.

At the City Council meeting of September 12, 2017, the City Council directed staff to proceed with an application process to fill the remainder of Mr. Barr’s term of office.

The successful applicant would serve until the results of the November 6, 2018 election, are certified by the City Council. The applicants include:

•         Janalyn Aubert
•         John Fink
•         Balwinder Grewal
•         Douglas Hartsough
•         Peter Jacoway
•         Joseph Krissoff
•         Mark Murray
•         Russell Pitkin
•         Mark Stoiber
•         Jamie Tobin
•         Joseph Trebino

Of the applicants, only John Fink and Mark Stoiber ran in the 2016 election. Fink earned 6,598 votes (19.79%) of the vote while finishing third while Stoiber earned 4,064 votes (12.19%) placing fourth.

Meanwhile, also applying is Balwinder (Bailey) Grewal. Grewal served as Brentwood’s Public Works Director in 2015 before retiring after a 17-year career with the city.  Also applying was recently appointed planning commissioner Jamie Tobin.

The call for applications occurred after a decision at the September 12, 2017 council meeting where the Council decided on an application process versus a straight appointment.

Applications were due at 5:00 pm and City Clerk Margaret Wimberly has confirmed the application process is now closed. On October 17, the City Council will select its newest member.