Seven residents have applied for appointment to the Atherton City Council seat left vacant by the July 1 resignation of Jerry Carlson, who is moving from town.
The application filing period ended at 5 p.m. yesterday (July 8), and the council will meet Thursday, July 11, to interview the applicants and try to agree on one of them to join them on the dais beginning on July 17.
The seven are: Audit/Finance Committee chair and Rail Committee member Greg Conlon; longtime council watcher and Transportation Commissioner John Ruggeiro; Community Center Advisory Committee vice-chair Rick DeGolia; Audit/Finance Committee member Diane Sandhu; Transportation Committee and Rail Committee member Michael Lempres; Atherton newcomer Michael Stogner, a former San Mateo County supervisor candidate; and Jo-Ann Byrne Sockolov, a former San Mateo County Board of Education candidate.
The seven applicants are hoping to serve out Mr. Carlson's council term, which expires in December 2014.
Council members will interview applicants on July 11, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 91 Ashfield Ave. in the Town Center. If they fail to appoint anyone to the seat that night, they will vote on whether to call for an election in November.