Northglenn City Council settled on a process to replace a forthcoming vacancy for one of its seats. On June 11, Ward 4 Councilman Antonio Esquibel will resign from his post to move to Utah to be …
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Northglenn City Council settled on a process to replace a forthcoming vacancy for one of its seats.
On June 11, Ward 4 Councilman Antonio Esquibel will resign from his post to move to Utah to be closer to family. After that, Council will appoint someone to fill his seat until November, when voters will elect a new councilor.
To appoint someone in Esquibel's place, council will interview a pool of applicants. The application period opens May 20 and closes June 4. On May 20, the application will be available at the city's website. During a June 7 study session, council will interview applicants and then will announce its appointment June 14.
Whoever is appointed will remain in the seat until Nov. 2, the day of the municipal election. For the election, there will be two separate tickets for Ward 4 seats. One will be for a councilor to serve a two-year term and one will be for a councilor to serve a four-year term. For more information on how to become a candidate, visit the city's website.
In recent meetings, city council considered a different option to elect the Ward 4 councilors in November by combining the tickets. In that case, the highest vote getter would win the four-year term and the candidate with the second highest number of votes would get the two-year term.
While some councilors were initially leaning towards that option, they ultimately realized that option might be too confusing for voters and decided to separate the tickets.
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