April 27, 2009

News Release

For Immediate Release

Zone 3 Council Selection Process

Mayor Jim O'Neal has developed the process he will ask the City Council to use in selecting one of the 10 applicants to fill the open Zone 3 position.

The City Council will hold a special meeting at noon, Wednesday, April 29, in Council Chambers. Each applicant will be invited to speak to the City Council for a maximum of five minutes.

After the special meeting, the current members of the City Council will be asked to submit by noon, Friday, May 1, the names of the four candidates they each believe to be the best qualified for the Zone 3 seat. He also is asking the current Councilmembers to submit three or four questions they would like to ask each of the finalists.

On Friday, May 1, the votes from the current Councilmembers will be tallied and the top three candidates will be asked to have second interviews with the City Council at 6 p.m., Monday, May 4. These interviews will be at the beginning of the regular Council meeting, which will start an hour earlier than usual.

At the second interview, the Council will ask the candidates questions from the lists submitted by the Councilmembers. Following the individual interviews, the Council will make its selection of the new Zone 3 Councilmember.

The new Councilmember will be sworn into office at the City Council meeting on Monday, May 18.

For more information, contact: City Clerk Brenda Cirtin, 864-1650.

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