City Council Selects Ana Maria Jara to Fill Vacant Council Seat
January 22, 2019
SANTA MONICA, Calif. – At tonight’s meeting, Santa Monica City Council selected Ana Maria Jara to fill the vacant council seat. Council declared this seat vacant on January 8, 2019 after former Councilmember Tony Vazquez resigned due to his election to the State Board of Equalization. Councilmember Jara will serve on City Council for the remainder of Vazquez’s term, which ends in November 2020.
Councilmember Jara has lived in the same rent-controlled apartment in Santa Monica for almost 35 years and has worked at Santa Monica College for over 25 years. She is a strategic and tireless advocate and has worked on smart and inclusive solutions on a wide range of issues including being involved in the City’s Cradle to Career initiative since its inception. Prior to her Council appointment, she served as Chair and Vice Chair for Santa Monica’s Social Services Commission. She also served on the Commission for the Status of Women from 2007 to 2010.
To learn more and to review Councilmember Jara’s full application to serve on city council, please click here.