Pursuant to the city’s Charter, when a vacancy in a City Council seat occurs the Mayor shall appoint a qualified successor within 45 days of the vacancy, subject to Governing Body confirmation. If the Governing Body does not accept the Mayor’s appointment, the Mayor shall appoint another individual within 45 days, subject to Governing Body confirmation. The process of mayoral appointment and Governing Body consideration of the appointment continues until the Governing Body has confirmed an appointee of the Mayor to fill the position.
The individual appointed to fill the District 2 City Council seat will serve a term that ends in March 2020.
As part of the regular municipal election taking place in March 2020, the District 2 seat will be decided by voters, and the person elected will serve a two-year term ending in March 2022.