OCEANSIDE–The Oceanside City Council is soliciting input from residents regarding the mayoral vacancy caused by the retirement of Jim Wood effective January 1, 2018.
The city has two options: Appoint a replacement to fulfill the remainder of Jim Wood’s term, through December 2020, or hold an election in June or November 2018 at an estimated cost of $75,000. The council has 60 days from the date of the vacancy to make this decision.
An Oceanside resident over the age of 18 can be considered for an appointment to the mayor’s seat on the City Council. Candidates need to add their name and qualifications for the council’s consideration. Residents can submit their name and qualifications to Council@ci.oceanside.ca.us. Emails sent to this address are considered a public record.
Residents can attend a city council meeting on January 24 at 5 p.m. to address the council under the agendized item (no more than three minutes per speaker will be provided).
For more information, contact the City Clerk’s office at (760) 435-3000.