2021 City Council District 5 Vacancy

On September 27, 2021, the City of Murrieta began accepting applications for an upcoming City Council vacancy in Murrieta’s fifth district. Mayor Scott Vinton recently submitted his formal resignation from his role on the Murrieta City Council and at the September 21, 2021 City Council meeting the Council voted to fill the vacancy through an appointment process.

Mayor Vinton’s resignation will become effective December 21, 2021, fulfilling his tenure as Mayor. His resignation will create a vacancy for the remainder of his City Council District 5 term, which ends in December 2022. Mayor Vinton was first elected to represent City Council District 5 in November 2018.

Pursuant to California Government Code § 36512, within 60 days from the commencement of the vacancy, the City Council must fill the vacancy either by appointment or by calling a special election. The City called for interested District 5 residents to submit an application for the vacancy between September 27 and October 18, 2021. The application period is closed.

Responsibilities of Council Members

Regular meetings of the City Council are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM. In addition, City Council Members are required to attend Special Meetings as they are called and attend Regional Board Meetings. For more information regarding the functions, powers, and duties please click here.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Resident of Murrieta City Council District 5 – to check your District click here or contact the City Clerk’s Office at (951) 461-6031
  • Registered voter of the city of Murrieta, District 5
  • At least 18 years of age
  • United States Citizen

Review Applications Received

Once available, the public can view the applications submitted to the City Clerk to fill the upcoming vacancy in District 5 here.

Financial Disclosure Laws

In accordance with Government Code Section 87200, members of the City Council are subject to the State’s financial disclosure laws and Fair Political Practices Commission regulations and will be required to disclose their economic interests upon appointment to this office. For more information please refer to the Fair Political Practices Commission.

If you have any questions about this process, please contact:

Cristal McDonald, CMC, City Clerk
[email protected]
(951) 461-6030