City Council to hold preliminary discussion Jan. 12 about a replacement

City of Hermosa Beach logoHermosa Beach City Councilmember Hany Fangary submitted a letter of resignation to the City Council on Christmas Eve, notifying the Council that he will resign his position on the Council effective Jan. 4, 2021, because he and his family are moving to Manhattan Beach. State law requires councilmembers to live in the city they represent.

The Hermosa Beach City Council plans to hold a preliminary discussion about filling the Council seat at its next meeting, which will be Jan. 12, 2021. Under state law, the Council may appoint a replacement or hold a special election and the Council must decide how to fill the seat within 60 days of the seat becoming vacant. In either case, the new councilmember will be appointed or elected to complete the current term of office, which ends in November 2022.

“I thank Hany for his service to Hermosa Beach,” said Hermosa Beach Mayor Justin Massey. “With Hany’s help, we ended the threat of oil drilling, stabilized our fire and police services, and accomplished much more. I wish Hany and his family well in their move to Manhattan Beach.”