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Monte Sereno's Councilwoman Julie Wiltshire Resigns

Candidate selected by Council will finish term that ends in November of 2016.

Julie Wiltshire has resigned from her position on the Monte Sereno City Council. Patch file photo
Julie Wiltshire has resigned from her position on the Monte Sereno City Council. Patch file photo

The City of Monte Sereno is recruiting interested residents to fill a vacancy on the Monte Sereno City Council created by the resignation of Councilwoman Julie Wiltshire. 

The candidate selected will finish Wiltshire's term which ends in November of  2016.

In an email to Los Gatos Patch, Wiltshire said she resigned from her position because she found an "amazing house in the Los Gatos Mountains.

"We had to sell our house in Monte Sereno quite quickly, which we did in one day, to buy our beautiful mountain home. I was not looking to move, but my husband found a house that was a short sale, and it was perfect for our family. We are so happy here," Wiltshire said.

The rookie politician said as soon as she knew her property deals looked like they would go through in mid November, she told Monte Sereno City Manager Brian Loventhal about her plans.

"I do not know who will take my position or if any candidates have applied for the position," she said. 

To be considered for appointment on the Monte Sereno City Council, residents must be at least 18 years old and be a registered voter in the City of Monte Sereno.

Applicants must also submit a one-page statement of interest including a statement of qualifications and reason for wanting to serve on the Monte Sereno City Council, said Monte Sereno City Clerk Andrea M. Chelemengos.

The statement must be received by the City Clerk, no later than 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014.

A statement of qualifications is typically information contained in a candidate statement that a candidate would have submitted for inclusion in the voter guide had they ran for City Council during the normal election process, Chelemengos said.

It may include such things as length of residency, interests, professional and civic experience, education, reason for wanting to serve on the Council and anything else you’d like to include as long as the statement/information excludes reference to political party affiliation, she added.

The position is nonpartisan.

The Council will most likely consider making an appointment at its Jan. 21, 2014 meeting, Chelemengos added.

New Council members are expected to attend a three-day training course conducted twice a year by the League of California Cities.

Council members also serve as city representatives on other various regional committees and commissions as assigned.


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Marilyn Leonard January 07, 2014 at 02:23 PM
Sometimes personal lives and professional lives conflict. Thanks for your service, and good luck to you and your family in your dream home.

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