City councilman Ron Collins spoke to San Carlos Patch about tonights important meeting where the council will attempt to break their weeks-long deadlock over whether to hold a special election in November 2012, or wait until the General Election of 2013.
"I hope we'll decide tonight to have the election in Nov. 2013," said Councilman Collins.
Collins has been siding with Vice-Mayor Bob Grassilli on this issue, while Mayor Matt Grocott and Mark Olbert have been pushing for a special election in November 2012. While an election is 2012 would give residents a shorter period of time to be governed by an appointed official and ore opportunity to elect someone of their choosing, an election in 2013 would be a chance for more consistency in a council that has had anything but with the back-to-back departures on Omar Ahmad and Andy Klein, one-year removed from each other.
In regards to the interview selection process, Collins said he expects the council will start interviewing candidates next week and believes they may have someone seated by the next regular meeting.
"There are many good possibilities, but I'm not sure who is actually applying," he said. "I really don't know who the ideal person is, but I know a few I'd like to have on the council with me. I'm just not willing to say at this time."
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