City council seat added to April 25 North Liberty special election

City council seat added to April 25 North Liberty special election
Podhajsky
03/17/17

It turns out it will be a two-for-one election in North Liberty, after all.

The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports the city council decided during a Thursday work session to hold a special election for the vacant seat on the council, which opened up when Terry Donahue was appointed mayor. That special election will take place April 25, on the same ballot as a special election for the mayoral seat.

The council had voted 3-0 to hold the mayoral election that day during its Tuesday meeting after the Johnson County Auditor's Office said that was the best date. But with councilor Chris Hoffman absent, the rest of the council decided it did not want to proceed with a decision on the council seat until everyone's voice could be heard.

The council had until March 28 to make a decision if it wanted to hold the special elections at the same time. The auditor's office has said a special election will cost the city at least $3000, though that number won't change with the second seat added to the ballot.

Whoever wins the mayoral election will serve until the end of the year while the term on the council seat runs through 2019.
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