GOLETA – The Goleta City Council will hold a special meeting Tuesday to conduct interviews to fill a pair of vacancies on the city’s Planning Commission.
Two commissioners recently notified staff they intend to resign before their terms expire. Robert Miller submitted his resignation in January, though he noted he would be available to participate until a replacement is found. Bill Shelor submitted his resignation June 2, according to a city staff report.
Mr. Miller’s term is set to expire Feb. 1, 2021, and Mr. Shelor’s term will expire Feb. 1, 2023.
City staff received 11 applications for the vacant positions and is scheduled to interview the following candidates: Grace Wallace; Luz Reyes-Martin; Daniel Fitzgibbons; Jennifer Fullerton; Alfred Smith; Karen Mullin; Gregg Hart; James Baxter; Jason Chapman; Jonathan Eymann; and Elrawd MacLern.
The council will have the opportunity to select two nominees to recommend for the mayoral appointment. Ratifications of the appointments will be brought back for consideration July 21, according to the staff report.
The council could also take no action and could direct staff to reopen the recruitment process.
Tuesday’s meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. and will be held virtually. The meeting will be streamed live on Goleta channel 19 or online at cityofgoleta.org.
— Mitchell White