BEVERLY HILLS—The Beverly Hills City Council will be interviewing candidates for the vacant councilmember seat starting at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31 in the City Council Chamber, according to a press release from the city of Beverly Hills. The order of candidate interviews was chosen on Wednesday, May 25 by random drawing at the City Clerk’s Office in City Hall.
City Council made applications available to potential candidates on May 4, the day after the resignation of councilmember William W. Brien. Brien resigned after accepting a position in Houston at the CHI St. Luke’s Health-Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center as the vice president of medical operations and chief clinical officer.
The application period closed at 5 p.m. on May 20 with 24 applications submitted. The interview process will be part of a public meeting and broadcast live on the city of Beverly Hills’ Cable Channel 10 and can be live-streamed through www.beverlyhills.org.
There will be a public comment period prior to the start of the interviews. Each candidate will be allowed a three minute opening statement before the councilmembers ask three set questions and follow up questions. After the interviews are completed the councilmembers will deliberate and appoint a new councilmember.
The City Council has up to 60 days following Brien’s resignation on May 3 to select a replacement councilmember. If a replacement is not selected a special municipal election will take place as part of the November 8 presidential election. The new councilmember will serve until the March 2017 municipal election.
The list of candidates along with their applications can be viewed at www.beverlyhills.org/candidates.