Costa Mesa City Councilwoman Linda Dixon will not run for reelection in November, which means the city will have at least one new face on the council.
The eight-year councilwoman, former mayor and longtime public servant did not file her nomination paperwork by 5 p.m. Friday, making her ineligible to get her name on the ballot. Because she has decided against the race, other candidates will have until 5 p.m. Wednesday to add their names to the ballot.
Efforts to reach Dixon were unsuccessful Friday.
The other two incumbents, Councilwoman Katrina Foley, and Mayor Eric Bever, who filed their paperwork, said they were not shocked by Dixon’s decision.