Sonoma City Hall. (Photo by Jim Heaphy, 2016, via Wikimedia Commons)

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The Sonoma City Council is looking for applicants to fill the seat of former council member Rachel Hundley after her resignation last weekend due to what she called “reckless” actions among the councilmembers.

Hundley served for six years on the Sonoma City Council before announcing in December her plans to resign, and then, formally resigning last Sunday.

In her December announcement, she criticized her fellow council members, citing her previous allegations that they held an illegal meeting about potentially furloughing the city manager during a pandemic.

“Unfortunately, the City Council has continued down a path of reckless and, at times, disturbing actions to settle personal scores, grant favors and elevate only themselves. It has gotten to the point where I don’t have the stomach for it anymore,” Hundley said.

Individuals interested in serving on the City Council must be a registered voter in Sonoma, at least 18 years of age, and reside within the city at the time of their appointment.

The application must be filed with the Sonoma City Clerk’s office, completed and signed by noon Feb. 11.

Applications can be picked up at City Hall during normal business hours and are available on the city’s website.

Completed online applications can be emailed to the City Clerk and picked-up applications can be hand-delivered to City Hall at No. 1 The Plaza, Sonoma, in an envelope clearly marked to the attention of Rebekah Barr, City Clerk, no later than noon Feb. 11.

City Hall still remains closed to the public, so interested individuals are asked to call 707-938-3681 to make arrangements to pick up and drop off applications.