East Palo Alto City Council to fill vacant seat

Applications due by April 30

The East Palo Alto City Council on Tuesday, April 7, approved an appointment process to fill the seat left vacant by the resignation of Councilwoman Laura Martinez, who is leaving to serve on the board of the Sequoia Union High School District.

"This vacancy is to fill an unexpired term ending after certification of the November 2016 General Municipal Election, which is anticipated to be Dec. 6, 2016," according to a press release.

Applicants must be a registered voter and a resident of East Palo Alto. Applications, which can be picked up at City Hall, at 2415 University Ave. or on the city's website, must be submitted by April 30 at 5 p.m. at the Office of the City Clerk, located on the second floor of City Hall. Postmarked, faxed and emailed copies will not be accepted.

The council will conduct interviews on May 5, and plans to make the appointment at its May 5 meeting, or at a subsequent meeting, if necessary.

For more information, call Interim Deputy City Clerk Terrie Gillen at 650-853-3127 or email

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