to get Twedt appointed to the post without screening candidates and
"I think within the organization we have a very qualified assistant
city clerk in Doris Twedt," Gomez said. "She would fill in very well."
Councilmen Sheldon Baker, Rafi Manoukian and Dave Weaver said they had
nothing against Twedt but thought the council should be consistent in how
it fills vacancies to the elected position. The council accepted
applications and interviewed candidates a year ago when the city
treasurer's post was vacated by Betty Evans.
No timetable has been set for accepting applications and interviewing
candidates. A report will be brought back to the council outlining the
Boyle announced she will step down March 15, more than a year before
her term expires April 2001. The city's Charter does not allow the
council to call a special election.
City Manager Jim Starbird is expected to name an acting city clerk to
serve after Boyle leaves and before the council appointment is made.
Twedt said she will apply for the job and doesn't mind being passed
over by the council at this time.
"It is a fair procedure and the practice they used in the past," Twedt
said. "It's not unexpected. I was pleased with the comments made about me