Compton City Council Will Select 3rd District Council Member Feb 2
The Compton City Council will select 3rd district council member Feb 2nd 2016 to fill the vacant seat left vacant by retired Councilwoman Yvonne Arceneaux. The process will take approximately two weeks.
Those who are seeking consideration to be appointed should have their applications submitted to the City Clerk by 12 noon Monday the 25th of January.
Discussions about all candidates will take place on the 26th of January at the 5:30 council meeting, and a vote will be taken on the 2nd of February to fill the 3rd District seat.
City Charter Section 505. Vacancies.
A vacancy in any elective office, from whatever cause arising, shall be filled by appointment by the City Council, such appointee to hold office until the first Tuesday following the next general municipal election, as to any elective officer, and until his successor is elected and qualified. At the next general municipal election following any vacancies, such vacancies shall be filled by election and the person elected shall serve for the remainder of any unexpired term, and until his successor is elected and qualified.
If a member of the City Council absents himself from all regular meetings of his Council for a period of sixty days consecutively from and after the last regular meeting attended by such member, unless by permission of the body expressed in its official minutes, or is convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude, or ceases to be a bona fide resident of the City or District from which he resided at the time of his nomination in the case of a Councilman, or otherwise ceases to be eligible, his office shall become vacant and shall be so declared by the City Council.
In the event the City Council shall fail to fill a vacancy by appointment within thirty days after such office shall have been declared vacant, it shall forthwith cause an election to be held to fill such vacancy.