Letters of interest sought for Ward IV City Council vacancy
COUNCILMAN PAOLO DIAZ RESIGNS, PROCESS TO FILL SEAT BEGINS
The City Clerk’s office is accepting letters of interest for the Ward IV City Council vacancy. On July 16, Councilman Paolo Diaz announced his resignation from city council effective with the August 6 meeting. The resignation is a result of the councilman’s recent acceptance of a job offer to work for Adams County.
With Diaz’s departure, the Ward IV seat opens up for a temporary appointment until the end of the existing term in December 2019. The City Charter requires the City Council to appoint an eligible person within ten to thirty days. The appointee will receive compensation of approximately $1,032.89 per month and a $20,000 life insurance policy and is eligible to participate in the City’s medical, dental and vision plans. The appointee will be expected to attend City Council meetings on Monday evenings and may participate in other boards and commissions and City events.
The City Charter determines eligibility for appointment:
- Be a citizen of the United States;
- Be at least 18 years of age;
- Be a resident of Commerce City for 12 months immediately preceding the appointment;
- Be a resident of Commerce City Ward IV for 25 days immediately preceding the appointment;
- Be a registered a voter of the city; and
- Not be currently serving a criminal sentence, including probation or parole, for a felony or an offense comparable to a felony in the military.
Residents interested in applying for the vacant Ward IV seat must submit a letter of interest to the City Clerk by 5:00 P.M. on August 13, 2018 and should include the applicant’s name and home address, a statement of intent, and an affirmation that the applicant meets eligibility requirements. The City Council anticipates conducting interviews on August 20, 2018, and appointing one qualified person that evening.
Letters can be submitted by hand delivery, U.S. Mail, email or fax to: