Local Elections

Applications due today for vacant Elk Grove City Council seat

Applications are due by 5 p.m. today in Elk Grove for the city’s vacated District 1 City Council seat.

Longtime councilman Jim Cooper, who has reprsented the west side since Elk Grove’s incorporation in 2000, vacated the post after winning an Assembly seat over Sacramento councilman Darrell Fong. Cooper will represent the 9th Assembly District.

The City Council will appoint a replacement council member, who will serve the remainder of Cooper’s term ending in December 2016.

Applicants will present their qualifications to the public and city leaders at a special City Council meeting at 6 p.m. Dec. 3 at Elk Grove City Council Chambers, 8400 Laguna Palms Way.

Applicants for the council vacancy must reside in District 1, be at least 18 years of age, a U.S. citizen and registered to vote. Applications must be submitted at the Office of the City Clerk, 8401 Laguna Palms Way.

Applications and a council district map are available on the city’s website, www.elkgrovecity.org.

For more information, contact Elk Grove City Clerk Jason Lindgren by phone at (916) 478-2286 or via email at jlindgren@elkgrovecity.org

Call The Bee’s Darrell Smith, (916) 321-1040.