The City Council has a vacancy -- left by 10th District's Tom Friedel, who resigned to become city administrator. City Council President Q.A. Shakoor, II sent out an announcement yesterday informing the public "of our intent to fill this vacancy before the end of August. It is imperative this position not remain open until the April 2010 election. The citizens of the wonderful city must have complete representation in all levels of government." Interested?
Shakoor's announcement went on to say:
Interested citizens of the 10th Aldermanic District should submit resume and cover letter stating reason for seeking the appointment along with intent to serve if appointed.The 10th district which covers wards 23 and 24 is roughly bounded by 21st Street on the North, the Union Pacific Railroad Line on the East, Taylor Avenue and the Old North Shore Bike Trail on the West, and the City limits on the South.
A person must be a resident elector of the 10th District within ten (10) days of the appointment. In order to be eligible, a person must also be eighteen (18) years of age.
Send information to Office of Mayor: Attention Council President Q.A. Shakoor, II, 730 Washington Avenue, Racine, WI 534503, postmarked or hand delivered no later than August 10, 2009.
The appointee will serve only until next April, when the next election will fill the position. Aldermen receive a salary of $6,900 per year.