On Monday, Jan. 7 at 2 p.m. the San Diego City Council will formally declare a vacancy in District 4 and set the election date to select a new Council Representative.
Former City Councilmember Tony Young formally resigned his seat on Jan. 1, setting the stage for a special election on March 26 to replace him as Council Representative for District 4. San Diego’s municipal code dictates that the special election in District 4 must be held using the old district boundaries, not those recently established by City redistricting. If no candidate wins the upcoming special election with more than 50 percent of the vote, a run-off election will then be held between the two top vote-getters within 45 days.
Though the City Council seat will be vacant until the election results are final, current District 4 staff will be supervised by Council President Todd Gloria and remain in place to handle constituent needs.