Some Thousand Oaks residents upset that the city council decided to fill a vacancy by appointing a new council member, instead of holding a special election are now taking the issue to voters:
Mic Ferris filed paperwork with the City of Thousand Oaks for what’s being called the “Right To Vote” Initiative.
The issue became a controversial one this month, when the council decided to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Dennis Gillette over his health issues by appointment, instead of through the ballot box.
Proponents are hoping to gather enough signatures to get the proposal on the November ballot.
Mic Ferris talks about initiative (Click on link to listen to/download soundbite)