Former Green Party common council candidate Frank Cetera continues to pressure sitting council members for a more public process to consider candidates to fill an at-large seat in January. But it appears councilors aren’t willing to change their appointment practice this time around.
The seat will open up once Helen Hudson takes the oath as the council’s new President. City charter grants sitting councilors at the time of the vacancy the authority to make the appointment. But Cetera feels there’s room for more public input..without changing the charter..yet.