Jul 14 2016

7 Applicants for Vacancy on Piedmont City Council

Tuesday, July 19, 6:00 p.m. Interviews.

Seven individuals met the application deadline for the vacancy on the City Council created by the resignation of Margaret Fujioka.

Each applicant will be individually interviewed by the City Council on Tuesday, July 19, starting at 6:00 p.m. The Special meeting will be held in the Council Conference room found to the left after entering City Hall.  The Special meeting is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Public persons attending the meeting will be able to observe the entire meeting. The interviews and Council appointment deliberations will not be broadcast or recorded.

The Council position will be on the November 2016 ballot for a full four-year term.

The seven applicants are:

  • Brian Cain is a former member of the Park Commission and current member of the Recreation Commission.  Cain is a physician affiliated with Kaiser Foundation Hospital specializing in Congenital Cardiac Surgery (Thoracic Surgery).

  • Jennifer Cavenaugh has been civically active in Beach School community and is a current member of the Piedmont Budget Advisory and Financial Planning Committee.
  • Robert Dickinson, is a Life Sciences Strategy Consultant and San Francisco Bay Area Management Consultant.  He is Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District appointed in 2014 as Piedmont’s representative.  https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertldickinson
  • Jonathan K. Levine is an attorney and co-founding partner of Pritzker Levine LLP.  He served for more than six years on the Piedmont Planning Commission, was appointed by the Piedmont City Council to serve on the Piedmont Environmental Task Force,  the Piedmont Park Commission and the Civil Service Commission.
  • Nick Levinson is a financial advisor and co-founder of Park Piedmont Advisors. Levinson was appointed by the Piedmont City Council to serve on the Budget Advisory and Financial Planning Committee and the Recreation Commission.

City Charter states:

(C) FILLING OF VACANCIES. A vacancy on the City Council shall be filled by appointment by the Council, with said appointee to hold office until the next general municipal election, when a successor shall be chosen by the electors for the unexpired term. If the Council does not fill such vacancy within thirty (30) days after the same occurs, then such vacancy shall be filled by the Mayor.

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