City Council Declares Tony Vazquez’s Seat Vacant

Interested applicants must apply by January 17 to be considered

January 8, 2019

City Council Declares Tony Vazquez’s Seat Vacant

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Last night, Santa Monica City Council accepted the resignation of Councilmember Tony Vazquez due to his election to the State Board of Equalization and declared the Council seat vacant.

Applications for the vacant seat will be accepted and Council will select a replacement for the remainder of Vazquez’s term, which will end November 3, 2020, absent any earlier special election that may be required in connection with the pending case of Pico Neighborhood Association, et al. v. City of Santa Monica.

Applications for the vacant seat are available online at To be eligible, an applicant must be a Santa Monica resident and registered to vote and cannot be a City employee. The application deadline is noon on Thursday, January 17, 2019. All applications will be considered by City Council at the January 22, 2019 Council meeting.

This position is subject to the State Political Reform Act requiring disclosure of conflict of interests, and the City’s Taxpayer Protection Act (Oaks Initiative).

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