Staff Report

Due to the relatively large number of applicants for the vacant City Council seat on the Solvang City Council created by former councilmember Ryan Toussaint winning the Nov. mayoral race, the City of Solvang will hold a Special Meeting of the City Council on Jan. 8, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. to conduct interviews and make an appointment to fill the current council vacancy.

11 applicants will be considered during the meeting. The applicants are:  

David Bergsvik, Retired CPA/Tax Executive

Patrick Henry, Senior Property Management Specialist

Joan Jamieson, Land Use Consultant  

Kim Jensen, Retail Business Owner

Daniel Johnson, CPA

Christopher McCool, Realtor

Michael Mendizza, Business Owner

Gregory Millikan, Lawyer

Kenny Esko New York, Small Business Owner

Justin Rodriguez, Asphalt Paving Contractor

Edwin Skytt, Semi-retired

The council has until Feb. 8 to fill the vacancy but is expected to do so during Tuesday’s meeting.  

To view completed applications for each applicant, visit