In his very first major decision as a new member of the Fullerton City Council, Ahmad Zahra flip-flopped. As a result, the vacancy created on the Council by November’s election will be filled by Council appointment rather than by a special election.
Or at least they’ll attempt to appoint someone. With a four-member Council, three of them will have to agree on an appointee; if this doesn’t happen, the automatic default will be a special election.
Sadly, only seven days were allowed for publicizing the application process, and there has been very little promotion of it. A mention on the City’s website could hardly be considered widespread exposure. Other than that, as far as I can tell the only media mentions have been in the Orange County Register last Thursday and on the Voice of OC website this morning.
A post last Wednesday on the Friends for Fullerton’s Future blog provided interesting commentary and insights; it’s worth a read.
To read the announcement and the schedule for the appointment process on the City’s website, click here.
To download the application, click here. Completed applications are due tomorrow, Wednesday, January 23 by 5:00 pm.
To watch the Council debate this issue at its January 15th meeting, click here.