Juliana Inman

Napa City Councilwoman Juliana Inman takes the oath of office on Dec. 2, 2014 to begin her third four-year term. The 65-year-old Inman, an architect who has lived in Napa since 1990, announced Tuesday night she is moving to Oregon and will leave her council seat on Nov. 7.

J.L. Sousa, Register file photo

Napa City Councilmember Juliana Inman announced Tuesday that she will resign her seat as of Nov. 7.

Inman, a three-term incumbent, had already said she would not run for a fourth term in the 2018 election. She told council members Tuesday that she and her husband plan to move to Salem, Oregon.

She has sold her home in Napa and it is in escrow, she told the council.

Inman, an architect and historic preservation advocate, said she plans to restore a historic home in Oregon and get involved in preservation issues in her new city.

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Council members will appoint someone to fill out the last year of Inman's term. She suggested naming a "caretaker," preferably someone with previous council experience, but who has no plans to run for a full term in next year's election. She gave the example of former council member Jim Krider, though the decision will be up to remaining council members.

Although the election is more than a year away, already four candidates have stepped forward to run for the two seats that are up for election in 2018: nonprofit executive Ricky Hurtado, community activist Liz Alessio, business owner Bernie Narvaez, and attorney and former City Council member Mary Luros.

In addition to Inman's seat, the seat held by incumbent Peter Mott is on the 2018 ballot. Mott, who was elected to the council in 2006 along with Inman, has not said yet whether he will run again.

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