Contact: Diane Halverson, City Clerk, 760-839-4617

The City of Escondido is accepting applications for a potential appointment to the City Council to fill a vacancy that will be created when Deputy Mayor Marie Waldron is sworn in as the elected State Assembly Member for the 75th District on December 3, 2012.

The term of the Council seat is from the date of appointment to the next regular municipal election on November 4, 2014.  Candidates must be 18 years of age, reside within the city limits of Escondido, and be registered to vote in the City at the time the application is accepted.

Candidates must complete an application and respond to a supplemental questionnaire in order to be considered.  Verification of voter registration will be confirmed upon submittal of the application.  The packet is available online, by request to the City Clerk at, or by phoning 760-839-4617.  The deadline to apply is Monday, December 3, 2012, at 3:30 p.m.

The City Council will be discussing the vacancy procedures and potential appointment following the swearing-in ceremony on December 5, 2012, at 7:00 p.m.  They will take action within the required 60-day period thereafter.

In accordance with California law, the City Council has 60 days from the resignation of the official to either call a special election or make an appointment to fill the vacancy.