The City of Perris will conduct a special election Nov. 3 to fill a vacancy on the City Council.
Cost of the upcoming election will be split between the City and the Perris Elementary School District, which means the cost to the City of Perris will amount to approximately $20,000. The nomination period for the Special Election will commence on Monday July 13, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. and end on Thursday August 6, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.
The City Council voted at the end of a special meeting held June 16 to call for the special election after members could not choose from among 13 prospective replacements who applied for the term that expires in December 2016.
The four remaining council members—Mayor Daryl Busch, Mayor Pro-Tem Tonya Burke, City Councilman David Starr Rabb and City Councilwoman Rita Rogers—heard statements from and asked questions of the applicants during the meeting. Mayor Busch said the City Council knew they would have a difficult time determining a candidate that three of the four members could support.
“We had a lot of candidates—a lot of excellent candidates,” Busch said.