Process underway to fill vacant 1st Ward Austin City Council seat

The Austin City Council approved a resolution to accept the resignation of Councilman Oballa Oballa, and to declare a vacancy in the city’s 1st Ward at their regularly scheduled meeting earlier this week.  KAUS News spoke with Austin City Administrator Craig Clark, who stated that the council’s action was started by a key difference in the city of Austin’s charter and state statutes in addressing what happens when a city councilperson moves into a different ward…


Clark went on to outline the process of filling the position moving forward….

Citizens who live in the 1st Ward who are interested in serving are asked to submit their letter of interest to Craig Clark at [email protected], and the application for the position can be accessed at the city of Austin’s webpage at ci.austin.mn.us.  Whoever is appointed to the position will serve on the council until December 31st, 2024.  Oballa, current fellow City Councilman Jeff Austin and David Schenck have all filed for the At-Large seat on the council in the November general election, which will force a primary election for be held for the seat on August 9th. 

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