Tim Shannon has pulled papers to run for Simi Valley City Council. For me, this is a really exciting possibility. According to the Simi Valley rumor mill, which isn’t always credible, the expectation was that one way or another, Tim Shannon would eventually find his way on to the City Council. His reputation in the community is strong enough to support a victorious election in my opinion, but the rumor mill suggested that if Steve Sojka were elected Mayor in the last election, Tim Shannon might have been selected to fill his seat by appointment. Of course, that’s a rumor, but one I heard enough times to consider somewhat credible.
Tim Shannon is a well known figure in Simi Valley. In addition to being an independent business owner and former Simi Valley Planning Commissioner, he’s a long time member of the morning Rotary Club and active participant in many of their charitable events. He is a member of the Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce. He is serving or has served on the following Simi Valley organizations: Simi Valley Police Foundation, Simi Valley Community Foundation and the Simi Valley Boys & Girls Club.
The community was polarized regarding the Sojka vs. Huber mayoral election. But the one thing that individuals on both sides agreed on was that Tim Shannon is devoted to the best interests of Simi Valley and would serve the city well if given the opportunity. I personally hope he follows through and decides to officially run for City Council.