Chula Vista City Council to Consider Ten Finalists for Council District 3 Appointment

Chula Vista City Hall

Interviews scheduled for January 24 Council Meeting.

The Chula Vista City Council has selected ten finalists to interview and consider for appointment to fill the vacancy in Council District 3. The vacancy is a result of the November 8, 2022 election, when District 3 City Councilmember Stephen C. Padilla was elected to the State Senate.

The application period to fill the vacancy opened December 23, 2022, and closed on January 6, 2023. Seventeen qualified applications were received and reviewed by the City Council. The process for filling a vacant City Council seat by appointment is outlined under Chula Vista Municipal Code (CVMC) Chapter 2.53.

At the January 17 City Council meeting, the Mayor and City councilmembers made nominations from the list of qualified applicants for those applicants they wished to interview. Ten applicants received two or more
nominations and the finalists will be interviewed at the January 24 City Council meeting. The finalists are listed below in alphabetical order by last name:
· Nimpa Akana
· Devonna Almagro
· Griselda Delgado
· David Diaz
· Gian Ghio
· Alonso Gonzalez
· Victor Lopez
· Daniel Rice (Vazquez)
· Sophia Rodriguez
· Tanya Williams
Following the interviews on January 24, the City Council intends to vote and appoint a District 3 City councilmember and swear them in at that meeting. For more information on the process and to review finalists’ applications and City Council nominations of finalists for interviews, please go to The agenda for the 5 p.m. January 24 meeting will be posted at on Thursday, January 19.