How coveted is a seat on the Carlsbad City Council?

Very, if the number of candidates to fill an eight-month vacancy is any indication.

Former Carlsbad Councilwoman Farrah Douglas. Image from carlsbadca.gov

Some 38 people met the Wednesday deadline for application as candidates for appointment to the seat vacated Feb. 7 by Councilwoman Farrah Douglas, according to U-T San Diego.

“Other notable applicants,” said the U-T, “include Keith Lewinger, former general manager of water districts in Fallbrook and Otay; Carlsbad High School students Mary Chen and Nicolas Dmitriev; and several other people who have served on city panels and commissions.”

Applicants will speak at the March 11 council meeting. A decision to fill the remainder of Douglas’ term could be made that night or two weeks later, the U-T said.

Douglas announced her resignation in a letter dated Feb. 5 to Mayor Matt Hall, citing “pressing personal and family commitments.”

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