Eight Crescenta Valley residents have submitted their names as candidates for the six open seats on the Crescenta Valley Town Council. The election is Nov. 1, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Crescenta Valley High School.
Due to work and other commitments, Councilwoman Krista Smiley opted not to run for re-election after nine years on the council. Smiley expressed her regrets but, after two terms on the council, beginning with one that started in 1994, Smiley said her other involvements — including work — take too much time for her to adequately represent her constituents.
“It just breaks my heart that I’m not running again,” Smiley said, adding, “I love the Town Council — it’s such a great group in the community and when you plan a park, or some other project, and see the results, it’s such a great feeling.”