BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The special election that will be held in June to replace Assemblyman Salas will cost the city over 100,000 dollars. Now, Mayor Harvey Hall asked Salas to help chip in.
In a letter addressed to Salas, Mayor Hall wrote that the residents of Ward 1 who elected Salas into his Council seat are now left with the dilemma of asking the city to pay for a special election. He added that the money will have to be taken from the general fund, which is under constant threat from the State during these tough economic times.
"I just think that it's the good thing to do but I understand that he can consider to offer to do it or not to do it," Mayor Hall said.
Mayor Hall also added that Salas should do his part to share the cost of the special election in June.
"When he was a City Council member, he was very fiscally responsible for how the city spent its money and how it budgeted its money and perhaps that will help convince him to share on the cost of the special election," he said.
23ABC reached out to Assemblyman Salas about Mayor Hall's request but did not respond.