Sep 12 2017

Council Vacancy Application and Appointment Procedures: Deadline Sept. 27

On Monday, September 11, 2017, the four Piedmont City Councilmembers met and decided what the procedure would be to fill the Sept.5 vacancy resulting from Jeff Wieler’s resignation. As prescribed in the Piedmont City Charter, there are 24 days left until October 5, when the appointment is to be made by the Council. The schedule has now been set for filling the vacancy: applications, Council interviews of the applicants, consideration, and appointment by the Council.

The selection process is open to the public including Council interview sessions and meetings when candidates are considered by the Council. The Brown Act is in effect during the selection process meaning serial meetings between Councilmembers or a potential point person are not allowed.

 —–City Announcement dated 9/12/17 ——

City Soliciting Applications to Fill Council Vacancy – Deadline Wed. 9/27 at 5:00PM to submit an application.

Applications are available from the City Clerk’s Office and on the City website at

Application Period: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 through Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Applications must be returned to: City Clerk’s Office 120 Vista Avenue, Piedmont, California

Application Deadline: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Piedmont will accept applications from qualified [Piedmont] voters for appointment to the City Council to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Councilmember Jeffrey Wieler, effective at 12:01 a.m. on September 5, 2017.

To be eligible to serve on the City Council, a person must meet three requirements. First, the person must be a qualified voter in the City [Piedmont]. Second, the person must not hold any other office or employment with the City. Third, due to the City Charter’s term limits provision, the person must not be a former Councilmember who served two successive full terms and left office in either 2014 or 2016.

The term of this Council seat is from the date of appointment until the results of the General Municipal Election of November 8, 2018 are certified, which likely will take place at the first Council meeting in December, 2018.

Original applications must be delivered to the City Clerk’s Office [120 Vista Avenue, Piedmont] by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Postmarks will not be accepted.

The City Council will interview candidates separately and each applicant will have the opportunity to present their qualifications and discuss their candidacy with the City Council.

At a Special Meeting of the City Council on October 2, 2017 and/or October 4, 2017 in the afternoon/evening, each applicant will be asked to make a brief presentation to the City Council.

The applicants may then be asked to respond to questions the City Council may have regarding their presentation or application. Applicants are requested to hold these dates available for interview.[October 2 and/or October 4]

An appointment will not be made without a Council interview.

The City Council may make an appointment at the special meeting or may direct staff to place the matter on a future agenda for action.

Upon appointment, the successful candidate will be required to complete and file a Form 700 Statement of Economic Interests [Financial Statement]. For more information on this requirement, please contact the City Clerk.  [420-3040 or 420-3041]

A fillable PDF version of the application is available at:

Residents using the electronic version are requested to fill out the application on their computer, print the completed application, sign it, and deliver it to the City Clerk’s Office. [120 Vista Avenue] Hard copies of the application are available from the City Clerk’s Office.

For more information on the application process, please contact City Clerk John O. Tulloch at (510) 420-3041 or

Being an unexpired term, qualified individuals can seek election to a full term position on the Council at the November 2018 General Election.  Additional information for applicants and interested individuals can be found in the > Piedmont City Charter.


Those wanting to communicate with Councilmembers about desirable qualities in applicants can reach Councilmembers at the following contact numbers.

Robert McBain, Mayor (510) 547-0597 2nd Term Exp. 11/20
Teddy Gray King, Vice Mayor (510) 450-0890 1st Term Exp. 11/18
Jennifer Cavenaugh (510) 428-1442 1st Term Exp. 11/20
Tim Rood (510) 239-7663 1st Term Exp. 11/18


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