WOODLAND HILLS — City officials are advertising to fill a City Council vacancy — for two weeks.
Councilman Tom O'Grady resigned in November because he was moving out of the area.
O'Grady, whose term expires Dec. 31, didn't release his seat until just recently, said city recorder Jodi Stones.
According to the notice, the appointed term will begin Dec. 17 and end Dec. 31. To apply, a resident has to be a registered voter for the past 365 consecutive days. Applicants have until 5 p.m. Dec. 16 to file for the short term.
Council members-elect Wendy Pray and Byron Adams will assume their seats in January. Councilman Steve Lauritzen's term was up as well, but he was elected mayor to replace outgoing Mayor Toby Harding.
O'Grady has been looking for work out of state and hasn't attended a council meeting since September, Stones said.
Councilman Bob Fisher also has been a no-show, failing to attend council meetings since the summer. The council changed the meeting times to 7:30 p.m. to accommodate Fisher, but that hasn't improved his attendance, Stones said. The council usually meets the second Thursday of the month.
— Rodger L. Hardy