The Spokane Valley City Council was informed Tuesday that a tenth application for the vacant city council seat had been discovered. The application period ended at 4 p.m. Friday, but this week staff found another application that had been misplaced in the wrong staff member's mailbox. The error was discovered after the applicant called the city to ask why he did not appear on the list of those who had applied for the position.
The tenth applicant is Clyde Cordero, 51. Cordero ran unsuccessfully in the Democratic primary in August 2010 for the U.S. House of Representatives seat held by Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who went on to win re-election. He works as an ad salesman for an online publisher. In his application Cordero wrote that the city needs a clear vision for the future and he wants to encourage neighborhood associations and community policing programs.
The council will vote on March 22 on which of the 10 candidates they would like to interview. The interviews will take place at the March 29 council meeting and the final vote on who to appoint to the vacant seat is set for April 5.