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File #: 41083    Version: 1 Name: Authorizing the filling of the vacant District 11 Aldermanic seat by Common Council appointment.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/11/2016 In control: COMMON COUNCIL ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITTEE (ended 4/2017)
On agenda: 1/19/2016 Final action: 2/2/2016
Enactment date: 2/5/2016 Enactment #: RES-16-00090
Title: Authorizing the filling of the vacant District 11 Aldermanic seat by Common Council appointment.
Sponsors: Denise DeMarb, Maurice S. Cheeks
Fiscal Note
Costs associated with the appointment process will be covered with existing resources. If the vacancy were filled by election, it would be added to the November ballot (and August ballot if a primary were required). The City Clerk estimates the cost of adding this item to the ballot at $7,000 for each of the elections.

Title
Authorizing the filling of the vacant District 11 Aldermanic seat by Common Council appointment.

Body
WHEREAS, former Ald. Chris Schmidt submitted his resignation effective January 31, 2016 to the Mayor and Council President on January 7, 2016 as the alderperson for District 11; and,

WHEREAS, Madison General Ordinance 2.03 and Wisconsin State Statutes 17.23 define how the vacancy is filled:

2.03 PROCEDURE TO FILL VACANCIES ON THE COMMON COUNCIL.
(1) The Common Council President shall oversee the application process to fill aldermanic vacancies.
(2) Applications to fill any aldermanic vacancy shall include information on:
(a) Name,
(b) Address,
(c) Home telephone number,
(d) Work telephone number,
(e) E-mail address,
(f) Biographical resume including education, work, neighborhood, and civic experience,
(g) A statement on why the applicant wishes to serve.
(h) A statement of what the applicant wants to accomplish,
(i) If the applicant plans to run for office during the next special or regular election, and,
(j) Such other information as the Common Council President in consultation with the
Common Council Organizational Committee may request.
(3) The Common Council Organizational Committee shall review the applications and, following opportunities for personal candidate interviews, shall recommend to the Common Council a candidate selected for confirmation to fill the vacancy. If the Common Council Organizational Committee is unable to agree on a candidate to recommend, it may recommend more than one candidate, or it may reopen the application process to seek additional applicants.
(4) The Common Council shall appoint an...

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