COSTA MESA — With Councilwoman Katrina Foley headed to the Newport-Mesa Unified school board, the City Council on Tuesday will discuss options for her filling her seat.
Foley leaves the council Dec. 14, before getting sworn in to the school board.
The City Council must either appoint someone or call for a special election within 30 days.
If an appointment isn't made, a special election could take place with the regularly scheduled June 7 election.
A special election would cost the cash-strapped city at least $200,000, making an appointment more likely.
"I hope whomever gets appointed to my seat will be someone who wants to work with our employees and residents," Foley said. "Someone who is solution-oriented and not just a flamethrower. Someone who will put Costa Mesa first above some political agenda. And of course, someone who will work with me as a school board member to improve our community."