Vacant Yuba City council seat to be filled on Tuesday
WHAT: Yuba City City Council to fill council vacancy.
WHEN: 7 p.m. Tuesday
WHERE: Council chambers, City Hall, 1201 Civic Center Blvd., Yuba City
Nine people want the $6,023-a-year part-time job in Yuba City that includes health insurance and a $4,860 annual car and technology allowance.
The successful applicant to fill the Yuba City City Council vacancy, created when Mayor Pro Tem Leslie McBride resigned to take a state position, is expected to be named Tuesday. That's when the City Council meets after individual interviews with applicants.
Council members agreed to that approach rather than five-minute public statements from each applicant.
Council applicant Timothy Core said he spoke for two hours with Councilman John Buckland at the Starbucks on Bogue Road.
"I would like to have everybody interviewed in public," Core said. "But there are time constraints."
Core said he had spoken with all council members except Tej Maan and expected to meet with him after a Thursday forum for candidates in the separate Nov. 6 election for two council seats.
Applicant Cyndi Shatswell said she's spoken with three of the four City Council members.
"I would liken it mostly to a job interview," Shatswell said.
She said she is comfortable with the individual interviews but would have been happy making a public statement before the council.
"It doesn't bother me either way," Shatswell said.
Applicant Sandra Hilliard, who served on the City Council for three terms starting in 1992, said either a public statement or private meetings with council members works.
She said her experience means that if appointed to the council, "I know going in what it's about."
Tony Blackwell, Dan Flores, Sandra Hilliard, Stephanie Ruscigno, John Sanbrook, Craig Starkey and Thomas Walther have also applied for the council vacancy.
Four people are running in the separate Nov. 6 election for two council seats. Incumbent John Dukes, former councilman Kash Gill, businessman Todd Remund and realtor Rick Walsh are candidates. Dr. Larry Ozeran announced at a Thursday campaign forum that he has withdrawn from the campaign because of job-related demands.