Residents of Cedar Hills are invited to attend a special City Council meeting on Thursday in which members will interview nine mayoral candidates.
The chosen candidate will replace Eric Richardson, who resigned June 25 amid accusations of misappropriation of civil funds and allegations of fraud. Two days after his resignation he was charged with federal bank fraud. In May, he was sued by federal regulators for allegedly soliciting $2 million in investor funds for commodities trading, then fraudulently using some of the money for personal expenses and altering accounts to cover losses.
Among the candidates is former city councilman Ken Cromar, now a spokesman for Cedar Hills Citizens for Responsible Government, the group that had called for Richardson to step down. Also running is city councilman Gary Gygi and former Mayor Michael McGee, who held the executive position for six years.
Residents will probably recognize the names of Jerry Dearinger, Paul Sorensen and Curt Crosby, as all have run for City Council in the past. Also running are residents Angela Johnson, Orson Herrmann and Corey Jackson.
Residents are encouraged to submit questions directed to all candidates, not just to one or two, as each candidate will be answering the question. The council will screen questions beforehand for appropriateness and relevance and devote a half-hour to the questions at the meeting. No questions will be taken from the public during the interviews.
The chosen candidate will then be appointed and sworn in later in the meeting.
P Cedar Hills will hold a special City Council meeting to interview nine mayoral candidates.
When • Thursday, 7 p.m.
Where • Community Recreation Center, 10640 N Clubhouse Drive, Cedar Hills
More information • cedarhills.org