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Next Steps in Mayoral Vacancy Process

June 12, 2019 – At the regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, June 10, City Council provided direction as to how to move forward regarding the mayoral vacancy and the subsequent City Council vacancy.

Since it is unknown at this point who will be appointed mayor from the currently sitting council members, the city does not know from which ward a new council member will be selected. Once that is decided, residents in that ward will be advised via post cards sent to homes regarding the application process for the open council seat. Information will also be posted on the city's website and social media channels. 

Council direction is provided within the context of the City Charter and Municipal Code. The charter is located online at, while the Municipal Code is at

Key dates:

  • June 17, 2019 (Study Session): Discussion of application document for City Council vacancy once opened through mayoral appointment.

  • June 24, 2019 (Regular Meeting): Selection of new mayor by council appointment. This appointee will serve through November 2019, when a new mayor will be elected via general election. The new mayor will serve a full four-year term. This appointment will create a vacancy on City Council. This will require the vacancy to be filled by appointment for a new council member to serve through November 2019.

  • June 26, 2019: Notice of 14-day application period with notifications placed in the newspaper(s) and posted on city-owned social media accounts and website. Eligibility requirements and all application information will be included.

  • June 26 – July 10, 2019: 14-day application period for City Council appointment. Interested applicants must apply by 5 p.m. on July 10, 2019.

  • July 15, 2019 (Study Session): City Council interviews applicants for vacant council position. Interviews will be conducted during an open meeting and televised on Channel 8. 

  • July 22, 2019 (Regular Meeting): Selection by council and appointment of the new council member. This council member will serve until the regularly-scheduled general election in November 2019.

  • Nov. 5, 2019: General election for mayor and council members in all four wards.