In a press release today, Mayor Durkan rolled out more announcements of department heads who are staying on, as well as two that are resigning.
This morning, Mayor Jenny Durkan announced that Chief of Police Kathleen O’Toole is resigning as of December 31st.
The City is trying to fill 15 spots on Design Review Boards around the city. This is a great opportunity for grassroots civic participation.
You can find the details, including how to apply, here. The deadline for applications is December 15th.
This afternoon the eight City Council members voted to appoint Kirsten Harris-Talley to fill the vacant position previously held by Tim Burgess.
Well, the public forum happened tonight.
A spokesperson for the City Council just forwarded me additional information on tonight’s public forum for the candidates to fill the vacancy on the Council. As a reminder, the forum starts at 6pm (doors open at 5:30) in the Bertha Knight Landes room in City Hall. It will also be broadcast by the Seattle Channel. And you can find the applications for all sixteen applicants here.
By Friday the Council may have nine members again, but there are many hurdles to be jumped between here and there. Here’s today’s update.
It’s going to be a busy week on the second floor of City Hall, but not in the normal way… and by the end of the week the Council may be back up to nine members.
This afternoon Council President Bruce Harrell announced the process he intends to use for the Council to appoint a new City Council member to replace Mayor Tim Burgess.