Lynnwood council to fill Cole’s vacancy

LYNNWOOD — The City Council is expected to meet Monday to set the procedure for filling the seat for councilwoman Kimberly Cole, who was booted for missing too many meetings.

The council will set a date for applications for the position to be available, a deadline for return of completed applications, a date for current council members to interview applicants and a date for a final decision.

The council must select someone within 90 days of the vacancy or the county council will make the appointment.

The person selected will serve through certification of the November 2013 election.

Kimberly Cole failed to attend at least 18 council business meetings and work sessions so far this year, Lynnwood City Council President Loren Simmonds said last week.

Councilmembers spent months trying to talk to Cole and work with her about the problem, but they felt like they’d exhausted their options, Simmonds said.

The council members spent about 20 minutes in executive session on Sept. 24 with the city attorney and Mayor Don Gough. Cole was excluded from the closed-door discussion.

Afterward, the council voted 6-1 to dismiss Cole. She was the dissenting vote.

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