City Council applicants will attend forum tonight

Published: Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 2B
Last Modified: Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013 - 10:36 am

The League of Women Voters will hold a public forum tonight in Elk Grove for applicants seeking appointment to the vacant District 4 City Council seat.

District 4 was vacated by Gary Davis 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. in City Council chambers, 8400 Laguna Palms Way.

Members of the public will be able to submit questions to the panel moderator for response by applicants.

Six District 4 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 address the council.

District 4 is west of Highway 99 and covers a large portion of the city's southern end.

Applicants who met Wednesday's deadline to seek appointment are:

• Edward J. Busuttil, a San Joaquin County assistant district attorney.

• Nancy De Anda Chaires, an Elk Grove planning commissioner since 2008.

• David Glenn Conner, chief executive officer for RECON Networking Inc. of Sacramento.

• LaWanna Montgomery, a teacher, head of a local business, and unsuccessful candidate for Elk Grove City Council races in 2004 and 2008 and for mayor in 2012.

• Oscar Portillo O'con, a business consultant and president of the Elk Grove Rotary.

• Jeffrey Sherwood Owen, vice president of operations for School Innovations & Advocacy of El Dorado Hills.

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