Saturday, December 22, 2007

An honor is not diminished for being shared.

The Mountlake Terrace City Council is moving quickly to select a new council member to fill the seat of recently departed councilman Doug Wittinger, who has moved out of the city limits.

At its Dec. 17 meeting, the council decided to advertise the opening immediately and conduct interviews at a special meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 3 at City Hall council chambers, 23204 58th Ave. W.

The council will appoint a new council member following these interviews, so the new member can participate in the mayor and mayor pro tem selection process at the Jan. 7 regular meeting and attend training for newly elected officials in mid-January.

The term for this office expires Dec. 31, 2009.

To qualify as a council candidate, interested parties must be at least 18 years of age, a United States citizen without any felony convictions and a registered voter who has lived within the city for at least one year prior to the appointment.

Applications for this vacancy can be obtained by calling the city clerk's office at 425-744-6206 or by sending e-mail to Applications are also available on the home page of the city Web site,, and at City Hall.

The due date for submitting applications either in person or via mail is 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31.

Editorial: Doug Wittinger bought a new residence in Edmonds and the transaction closed on September 24, 2007. Only three months passed before leaving the City Council, as opposed to a number of years for Bruce Williams. This article came from the Enterprise.

1 comment: said...

It is a pity they have to now rush the training for the new council member.