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From LangelyElecteds.org: Appointment of Interim Mayor

February 8th, 2013 at Fri, 8th, 2013 at 9:35 am by Rene Neff

On Tues. Feb. 19, 2013 Langley City Council will appoint an interim Mayor who will serve from that date till Dec. 31, 2013 when the newly elected Mayor takes over. Please check the Record for time and meeting place. This is a very difficult and important decision. We have five qualified  candidates who are applying: Hal Seligson who is currently on the Council, Bruce Allen who is currently on the Council, Thomas Gill who is the current PAB Chair, Ed Anderson is a former City Council member and Fred McCarthy who was formerly So. Whidbey School District’s Superintendent. We are incredibly lucky to have such qualified citizens who are interested in this opportunity to serve Langley. Each of their applications will be available for viewing at City Hall at the front desk by next Monday.

This is an open invitation to any Langley citizen or person who cares about our town to weigh in by letting me know what your views are on the selection of an interim mayor. Tell me what you think are the most pressing issues facing Langley right now, what kind of Mayor you think our town needs, what characteristics you think are important in a Mayor and of course who of the candidates you think would do the best job. I would very much appreciate your input.

There will literally be 3 people left on the Council who will be making this decision. I welcome the opportunity to meet with you and find out what you are thinking. You can call me anytime at 221-8566 or 360-547-3352 to make an appointment or stop me on the street or wherever and have a little chat. This is one of the most important decisions the Council has to make this year and I for one do not want to do this in a vacuum. I cannot speak for the other Council members, Doug Allderdice, Jim Sundberg but they may also welcome your input. Please don’t hesitate to contact me, after all I am YOUR representative and want to do what you all think is best for Langley. Thanks, Rene Neff

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