Councilman Clarence Shaw has endorsed Larry Spicer, the vice chair of the city's planning commission, to serve as his temporary replacement on the City Council if the council votes to appoint a replacement to his seat Tuesday.
Currently on a in Washington with the U.S. Army Reserves, Shaw left his post on the council in July. The council previously decided not to fill Shaw's seat, but that to the body.
City Manager Scott Ochoa wrote in his weekly report Monday that Shaw endorses Spicer if the council does decide to fill his seat.
"Mr. Shaw has previously asked the council to refrain from filling his seat, so long as it did not interfere with conducting the people's business," Ochoa wrote. "If filling the seat is necessary, however, Councilman Shaw has stated his endorsement of Mr. Larry Spicer to hold his seat until his return."
Spicer, a graduate of the city's who served with Shaw in the Army, said that he was up for the challenge if the council voted in favor of Adams' idea.
"To me, it would be an honor to serve for Clarence," Spicer said in an interview Monday. "It just depends on which way the council decides to go."
The endorsement would not be binding and the council would , according to Ochoa's report.
The council to refrain from appointing a replacement, but the issue came up again when Shaw learned that he would be officially unable to participate in city decisions.