Update March 27, 2019: A press release from the city today states: "City staff will be presenting options of how to fill the vacancy to the City Council at an upcoming public meeting." Public information officer Monica Zech told ECM that according to City Manager Graham Mitchell, "unless the City Council requests a special meeting sooner, we plan to present the Council with options to fill the vacancy during the April 9th City Council Meeting."
By Miriam Raftery and Paul Kruze
March 26, 2019 (El Cajon) – Citizens who filled the El Cajon City Council chambers last year calling on Councilman Ben Kalasho to resign finally got their wish. Kalasho has submitted a resignation letter effective immediately to the City Manager.
His resignation creates a vacancy that Mayor Bill Wells said will most likely be filled by appointment to save taxpayers the cost of a special election.