COMMERCE CITY — Applications are available online and at the city clerk’s office for the Ward I City Council vacancy.
Mayor Pro Tem Dominick Moreno resigned from city council at the Jan. 7 meeting and was recognized for his service that evening at a reception. Mayor Sean Ford appointed Councilman Rene Bullock as mayor pro-tem Monday night.
The vacancy was caused by Moreno’s election to the Colorado General Assembly, where he will serve as the representative of Colorado House District 32.
The Ward I council appointment will serve from Feb. 4 until the next organization meeting of the City Council, which will follow the Nov. 5 general election. The appointee will receive monthly compensation of $843.82, a $5,000 life insurance policy and $5 annual recreation center membership.
Residents interested in applying for the vacant Ward I seat must meet the requirements outlined in the City Charter of Commerce City:
• Be a citizen of the United States;
• Be at least 18 years of age;
• Be a resident of Commerce City for 12 months immediately preceding the appointment;
• Be a resident of Commerce City Ward I for 25 days immediately preceding the appointment;
• Be a registered a voter of the city; and
• Not be currently on probation or parole for a felony or an offense comparable to a felony in the military.
Applications are available online and at the city clerk’s office. Interested residents should submit their application no later than noon Tuesday, Jan. 22.