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Brentwood City Council to Survey Residents on Options to Fill Vacant Council Seat

by ECT
Brentwood

BRENTWOOD, CA – The Brentwood City Council unanimously voted to provide a survey for Brentwood residents to voice their opinions on the direction the Council should take on filling the vacancy on the City Council created by the election of former Vice Mayor Joel Bryant to the Office of Mayor.

The survey will consist of three alternatives that residents can choose from:

  • Conduct a special election to allow voters to choose a new council member (Approx. cost $200,000)
  • Selection by City Council appointment, consistent with state election law, of the candidate who received the second highest number of votes in the 2020 mayoral race. (No Fiscal Impact)
  • Selection by City Council appointment, consistent with state election law, using an application process that allows any person who is an elector of the City and registered voter to apply. (No Fiscal Impact)

In addition, if an appointment by application process is to be used, survey respondents will have an opportunity to share what criteria they believe should be considered by the Council in selecting the new member.

Residents are encouraged to participate in the survey by visiting the City’s website www.brentwoodca.gov  and clicking on “Council Vacancy Survey” or by calling (925) 516-5187. The survey will end on Monday, December 28 at Noon.

A Special City Council meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, December 29 at 6 pm.

Editors Notefull recap of the meeting.

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3 comments

Ben Dec 17, 2020 - 4:11 pm

Screw this City Council. Appoint and be done. Pick the best candidate, regardless of the election results. Karen was not good for ALL of Brentwood, just her neighborhood.

Mendoza and Meyer are going to be horrible for the city if they keep up this attitude. Mendoza acts like a spoiled little brat with her hard line stance.

Antonio Xavier Dec 18, 2020 - 4:23 am

That hard line stance is why Council members Mendoza and Meyer were elected. The people in Districts 1 and 3 are sick of special interest backroom deals.

There is no way I want Joel Bryant and his $40,000 in SEENO campaign donations since 2018 hand picking a council member.

Council members shouldn’t be picking other council members. Those positions should be decided by the voters. So it is either the next highest vote getter from the most recent vote or a new vote.

Jg Dec 18, 2020 - 8:59 am

No fiscal impact, second highest number of votes. It’s so simple, even a caveman can do it. Common sense people.

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