BEVERLY HILLS—Beverly Hill’s City Councilman William W. Brien M.D. resigned from his seat on Tuesday, May 3 and the appointment process to replace him has already been executed.

The Beverly Hills City Council directed staff to prepare an application that is both accessible online and in hard copy at the study session May 3, according to a press release from the city. The application became available on the Beverly Hills website on Wednesday, May 4.

The City Council has 60 days after resignation to select a replacement for the vacant seat. Beverly Hills residents 18 years and older who are interested in applying are encouraged to fill out the application and submit it by Friday, May 20.

The appointed council member would serve until the March 2017 municipal election.

According to California state law, the City Council’s other option would be to call a special municipal election to take place as part of the regular, November 2016 election. If a councilmember is not selected within 60 days, the city intends to hold a special city council election on November 8.

Dr. Brien served as a two-term councilmember and former mayor for the city of Beverly Hills. He announced late last year that he intended to accept the position of VP of Medical Operations and Chief Clinical Officer at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center in Houston, TX.