The League of Women Voters will hold a public forum on Saturday night in Elk Grove for applicants seeking appointment to the vacant District 4 City Council seat.
Gary Davis gave up the seat after voters selected him in November as the city's first directly elected mayor. Davis was sworn in as mayor in December. Two years remain on his District 4 council term.
The two-hour League of Women Voters' forum will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday in City Council chambers, 8400 Laguna Palms Way, Elk Grove. Members of the public will be able to submit questions to the applicants through the panel moderator.
Six applicants are vying for the seat, and the City Council is expected to name one of them to the post at a meeting this month, possibly as early as Wednesday night in council chambers.
At the Wednesday meeting, applicants also will be invited to make presentations directly to the council. District 4 is west of Highway 99 and covers a large portion of the city's southern end.
Applicants who met the Jan. 2 deadline to seek appointment are Edward J. Busuttil, a San Joaquin County prosecutor; Nancy De Anda Chaires, an Elk Grove planning commissioner; David Glenn Conner, the chief executive officer for RECON Networking, Inc., of Sacramento; LaWanna Montgomery, a teacher who ran for City Council unsuccessfully in 2004 and 2008 and for mayor in 2012; Oscar Portillo O'con, a business consultant and president of the Elk Grove Rotary, and Jeffrey Sherwood Owen, vice president of operations for School Innovations & Advocacy of El Dorado Hills.