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Tacoma: City Council appointment process kicks off today

Post by Lewis Kamb / The News Tribune on Dec. 5, 2012 at 11:08 am |
December 5, 2012 1:42 pm

The process to fill outgoing Tacoma City Council member Jake Fey‘s council seat kicks off today, as the city begins advertising for applications to fill the position.

As we wrote about here, the council plans to choose a replacement for Fey on Jan. 29, with an application process and public interviews scheduled before then.

The application deadline for prospective candidates is Dec. 19. (Here’s the council’s appointment schedule).

Fey, with still a year left on his council term, will vacate his Position 2 council seat Dec. 31 to head to Olympia as a state representative for Tacoma’s 27th district.

Prospective candidates seeking to replace Fey on the city council must be residents of council District 2, a horseshoe-shaped district that wraps around Commencement Bay from Northeast Tacoma to Old Town.

Application details are expected to be posted on the city’s website later today, a city spokeswoman said.  I’ll update this post with more details as they become available.

UPDATE: 1:41 p.m.

The city has posted its announcement about applications for the open council seat on its website.

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