Mayor Art Ward said Friday he intends to ask the City Council to endorse his selection of Edward Krawiecki, Jr as an assistant city attorney.
Ward said he'll advertise the open city attorney position and another assistant city attorney slot, but in the meantime the legal office needs some help so he's going to press ahead with Krawiecki's nomination.
Councilors had informally agreed to back Krawiecki for the part-time post as part of a package deal that filled the city attorney post, too. But when that fell apart, it wasn't clear what would happen next.
Now we know: Ward's going to ask the Democrat-dominated council to vote for the Republican lawyer who last served as Mayor William Stortz's city attorney.
It's unclear whether the council will go along, but Ward acknowledged that it might not.
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