Eight apply for St. Helena council seat

2013-01-30T08:54:00Z 2013-01-30T20:37:08Z Eight apply for St. Helena council seatJESSE DUARTE Napa Valley Register
January 30, 2013 8:54 am  • 

The St. Helena City Council will have eight people to choose from when it meets next week to make an appointment to fill a vacant seat.

The council will interview applicants and could appoint one of them at a special meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Vintage Hall.

The following eight people applied for the job before the deadline of

5 p.m. Tuesday:

• Oliver Caldwell, who operates the Caldwell Snyder Gallery;

• Jason Diaz, a financial adviser (Diaz works in St. Helena, but his application listed a Napa home address, which appears to conflict with the requirement that councilmembers live in St. Helena);

• Paul Dohring, an attorney and former member of the Calistoga City Council;

• Planning Commissioner Alan Galbraith, a retired attorney;

• Bobbie Monnette, a counselor;

• Former City Councilmember Bonnie Schoch, chief financial officer at Cuvaisan Estate Wines;

• Mario Sculatti, a wine business consultant;

• Chuck Vondra, owner of a telecommunications consulting firm and occasional spokesman for St. Helena Residents for Responsible Growth.

All the applicants live in St. Helena except Diaz, who works in St. Helena but listed a Napa home address on his application. The California Government Code requires city councilmembers to live in the city they represent.

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(5) Comments

  1. B-Real
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    B-Real - January 30, 2013 2:44 pm
    An interesting pool of choices, some more obvious than others...wonder what the CC will decide.
  2. Seymour Corruption
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    Seymour Corruption - January 30, 2013 8:30 pm
    I'd vote for Mario Sculatti.
  3. B-Real
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    B-Real - January 31, 2013 10:34 am
    Unless you are on City Council, you don't get to vote.
  4. sainthelena1
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    sainthelena1 - February 02, 2013 8:40 am
    Chuck Vondra is the right fit!
  5. Red Dirt Town
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    Red Dirt Town - February 05, 2013 5:03 pm
    Mario because he is native and knows what is at risk. Hold the line on developers!
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