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.