March 10, 2011 in City

Valley council forms mislaid

Applicant called when left off list

The Spokane Valley City Council learned Tuesday that a 10th 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.

The error was discovered after the applicant, Clyde Cordero, 51, called the city to ask why he did not appear on a list of those who had applied for the position.

Cordero ran unsuccessfully as a Democrat in the primary in August 2010 for the U.S. House seat held by Cathy McMorris Rodgers. 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 to interview. The interviews will take place at the March 29 council meeting. Final selection is set for April 5.

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