The members are elected by the registered voters in the city. City council members are public officials elected or appointed to represent a ward or district of a city as the municipal governing body. It is very important to note that in the best scenarios members of each Ward elect their representative to the City Council. The responsibilities of a city council member generally involve determining city government and administration policies, as well as adopting and legislation.
Wayne Hamer - selected by city council to fill Jack Drakeford's seat until the November 6, 2012 election. Word on the street is that Mr. Hamer did not follow procedure and get a petition signed by 4th ward residents in order to run to serve until Mr. Drakeford's term is over.
Is he a candidate or not? He did not petition to become one. If incumbent school board members must file a petition in order to run again, what pray tell, makes the City Council seat any different? Are folks making up rules as they go along again?