Huntington Beach

190 bid to fill vacant council seat

TITO ORTIZ announced his resignation at the June 1 meeting of the Huntington Beach City Council.

After about half a year, Huntington Beach City Councilmember Tito Ortiz decided he didn’t want the job after all.

However, some others do. According to the city clerk’s office, a total of 190 applications have been received by people wanting to fill that vacancy.

Under the decision made by the city council on June 10, candidates would be interviewed June 25 to 27, if no more than 12 applications were received. Otherwise – as seems to be the case – the interviews will be held July 9-11.

A list of the applicants will be published by The Tribune if and when it becomes available.

Ortiz, elected in November 2020, resigned his post on June 1, citing concerns about his family’s safety. He also served in the largely ceremonial post of mayor pro tem. Councilmember Barbara Delgleize was chose to take that title.

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