During the Cedar Falls City Council meeting on January 6, 2020, the council voted to appoint an individual to the vacant At-Large position.
The appointment nomination took place during the council meeting on January 20, 2020, at which time the council voted to appoint Nick Taiber to the At-Large seat. The effective start date for Taiber will begin as soon as he is sworn into office. This will occur within 48 hours of the appointment, but no earlier than 24 hours from the appointment.
The electors of Cedar Falls have the right to file a petition for a special election to fill this position as well. If such petition is filed as prescribed by Iowa law, the City Council appointment of Taiber shall be temporary until the results of the special election are canvassed. If no such petition is filed, the City Council appointment shall be for the period until the next City election.
A complete petition must include the legible names, signatures and residing addresses of a minimum of 1000 eligible electors, and must also include the date of signature for each elector. This petition must be filed with the City Clerk (located at City Hall) within fourteen days after the appointment was made, making the deadline for submission no later than February 3, 2020, at 5:00 PM. Electors shall then have five working days to challenge the petition if they believe it contains inaccuracies or irregularities.
If you have any questions regarding this press release, please contact Ron Gaines, Cedar Falls City Administrator, at (319) 268-5171.