Kalish Morrow resigns from Hanford City Council

Morrow announced that she is moving out of state, potentially leaving the city with just three councilmembers.

Turnover is hitting the Hanford City Council once again. 

Councilmember Kalish Morrow announced last week that she is stepping down from her position in June and has submitted her letter of resignation. 


The big picture: Morrow posted on Facebook that she is moving to Louisiana with her family. 

  • “With regret, I hereby resign from City Council District B Seat upon appointment of my replacement,” Morrow said in her resignation letter. “In June, I am relocating, with my family, outside District B boundaries, thus forcing this action.” 
  • Morrow said on Facebook that she initially planned to relocate to Louisiana in December at the conclusion of her term on the city council. 

The backstory: With Morrow’s pending resignation, Hanford could be down to just three councilmembers if a new representative is not appointed by June. 

  • Former councilmember Diane Sharp tended her own letter of resignation earlier this year to move to Colorado. 
  • She stepped down in April. 

What we’re watching: While Morrow said in her resignation letter that she will step down when her replacement is appointed, the council could easily let her leave without taking any action. 

  • The remaining three members on the council could choose to appoint someone to the District B seat, or they could call for a special election or wait for the seat to be filled in November. 
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