City Council Vacancy

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The City of Kelso has announced the vacancy of Council Position No. 3, held by Mr. Jared Franklin, in accordance with Section 2.06 of the City Charter.  The charter states that a vacancy occurs in the event a councilmember fails to attend six scheduled regular and/or special meetings of the Council during a calendar year unless on authorized City-related business.  Councilmember Franklin’s absence from the December 8, 2015 special meeting was his sixth of the year, and in accordance with the charter, the vacancy occurred at the close of the meeting.

The City Council will discuss options for filling the vacancy at its December 15th regular meeting.  The Council has sixty (60) days upon the occurrence of the vacancy to appoint a qualified person to fill the remainder of the unexpired term.  Position No. 3 represents the West Kelso council district.


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