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Archived News Release from 2005

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Redwood City Council to Consider 13 Applicants for Filling Vacant Seat

Redwood City, CA - January 5, 2005 - A total of 13 people have submitted letters of intent to Redwood City, seeking appointment to the City Council to fill the seat made available by the departure of Ira Ruskin. The Council is expected to hear presentations from the applicants at its meeting of January 24th, and make an appointment either that night or at a special meeting by the end of January.

Here is the list of applicants – more information is available by contacting the City Clerk at the number above:

  • Alicia Aquirre
  • Janet Borgens
  • Bruce Codding
  • Pat Dixon
  • Ray Fowler
  • Stephen Leaf
  • Christopher Martin
  • Mark Martinho
  • Meredith Myall
  • Hilary Paulson
  • Paul Sanfilipo
  • James Thompson
  • Patricia Wright

The person appointed will serve on the Council until the November 2005 general election, at which time the seat will be open for special election to fill the remainder of the unexpired term. The Council seat was vacated upon the election of former Council member Ira Ruskin to the State Assembly, District 21, where he now serves.

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Patricia Howe
City Clerk

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