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    Council Receives Vacancy Process Update, Briefed on Applicants By City Clerk

    SEATTLE – Councilmember and President Pro Tem Rob Johnson (District 4, Northeast Seattle) and his colleagues received a briefing about the process to fill the vacancy for Position 8, and an update on the application period, which closed on Sunday, October 1 at 5:00 p.m.

    Seattle City Clerk Monica Martinez Simmons provided a memo to Councilmembers which included a list of the applicants by name.  Applicants were invited to submit a resume, cover letter, and completed financial interest statement form, and up to three references (optional) along with a signed reference authorization form.

    Simmons further indicated that completed application materials would be made available to Councilmembers in hard copy form and made available to the public online not later than 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 3.

    Additional, related events, discussions and committee meetings this week include:

    Tuesday, October 3 at 5:30 p.m.

    Community Forum

    Bertha Knight Landes Room at Seattle City Hall

    • Council expects applicants to attend the forum.  The purpose is to allow community members to meet and ask questions of the applicants.

    Wednesday, October 4 at 5:00 p.m.

    Special Full Council Meeting

    Council Chambers

    • Council expects applicants to attend the Special Full Council Meeting.  Applicants for the vacant Council seat may address the Council and the public followed by a public comment period for community members.

    Thursday, October 5 at 9:30 a.m.

    City Council Executive Session to Discuss Qualifications

    Council Chambers

    • As permitted by the Open Public Meetings Act, the Council will meet in executive session to discuss the qualifications of candidates.

    Friday, October 6 at 2:00 p.m.

    City Council Appointment at Special Full Council Meeting

    Council Chambers

    • The Council will vote to fill the vacancy at the Special Full Council meeting.

    The City Charter gives the City Council 20 days to fill a vacant Council position. This period began September 18, 2017. In the event the Council fails to fill the vacant position by the end of that 20-day period, the Council must meet every business day thereafter until the vacancy is filled.

    Contact:
    Amy Gore, Councilmember Johnson’s Office, 206-684-8808
    Dana Robinson Slote, Council Communications, 206-615-0061

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