Your New City Council Member
If all goes as planned, the city council will choose a new colleague to fill council position #9 this morning at 9:30 am. The voting system chosen by new council president Nick Licata is similar to proportional representation. Council members will each get three weighted votes, and each council member will be required to make three choices. Each council member’s first choice will get three points, or votes; second choice will get two; and third choice will get three. Then all the votes will be tallied and the voting will go into a second round. Of the six finalists, my money is on Sharon Maeda or Venus Velazquez; proportional systems, however, tend to benefit second-tier candidates, which could hand the council position to compromise candidate Stella Chao.
More details after the vote.