Lemoore council will appoint a new councilmember to fill Gordon's seat

By Ed Martin, The Leader Editor
City Manager Jeff Laws
City Manager Jeff Laws

Lemoore’s City Council had a full plate scheduled for its Tuesday meeting. In addition to taking a second look at the city’s operations and maintenance budget, council members decided to appoint a new councilmember to replace first-term councilman John Gordon, who resigned two weeks ago due to health reasons. They also considered the costs and scope of a proposed Benefit Assessment District to help fund the city’s golf course.

Thanks to Gordon’s surprise resignation, councilmembers had two choices to consider, made more difficult due to the upcoming city council election. Gordon’s term was scheduled to end this year. The first option was to fill Gordon’s seat for the remainder of the term. The second would be to leave the seat vacant until a new councilmember could be elected in November’s general election.

Gordon’s seat is up as is Willard Rodarmel’s. Rodarmel has not indicated whether he will run for another term.

Councilmembers decided to appoint a temporary councilmember due to the challenges of several meetings with only four members. Anyone interested in serving on the Lemoore City Council is asked to submit an application, which can be found at the city's website - www.lemoore.com - under Commissions and Committees. Applicants are also asked to submit a resume. Both should be submitted to the City Clerk, at 119 Fox St, Lemoore, Ca 93245 by Friday, July 25. Appointments are expected to be made at the August 5 council meeting.

City Manager Jeff Laws recommended that the city advertise for possible appointments, accept applications, and make a decision.


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