Paradise Town Council Member, Tim Titus, has submitted his resignation from the Town Council effective March 15 because of a business opportunity in Oregon, according to Paradise Town officials.
The announcement, released late Monday afternoon, said Titus will resign earlier than mid-March if an appointment can be made to replace him on the council earlier.
Titus was elected to the council in 2010, serving a one-year term as mayor in 2013. He served on the Paradise Unified School District Board of Trustees several years prior.
For those interested in taking his spot, here is information about the process release by Town officials along with today's announcement:
Pursuant to Government code section 36512, whenever there is a vacancy on the Town Council, within 60 days from the commencement of the vacancy, either the Council shall fill the vacancy by appointment or call a special election to fill the vacancy. If the Council does not appoint a citizen to fill the vacancy, and does not hold a special election, the position will remain vacant until the regular election in November. A vacancy occurs immediately if a member of the Council moves his or her place of residence outside the Town limits. Mr. Titus has estimated that date to be sometime in March when his residence in Paradise will be sold and he will complete his transition to his new home/business in Oregon.
In making the appointment for the vacant seat, the Council has the following options:
(1) Appoint a resident for the position. Persons must be a United States citizen at least 18 years of age and be a registered voter of the Town of Paradise to be eligible to serve on the Town Council.
(2) Call for a special election to fill the vacancy
(3) If an appointment is not made, or an election is not held, the position will be vacant until the next regular election.