After interviewing all eight applicants, the four remaining Cypress Council members each gave a statement and offered their top pick.
All Council members thanked the applicants.
Anne Hertz spent a lot of time looking for the most qualified candidates, checked references, and shaved her list to two. She recommended Scott Minikus.
Francis Marquez stated unequivocally that the replacement should be a woman. She recommended Rachel Strong.
Mayor Pro Tem Paulo Morales asserted that the person must be able to work with City staff, Attorney, and Manager. He recommended Scott Minikus.
Mayor Jon Peat stated that whoever was chosen would have to come up to speed quickly. He recommended Scott Minikus.
Mayor Peat made a motion to appoint Scott Minikus to the vacant seat. Mayor Pro Tem Morales seconded. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Minikus is expected to be sworn in by City Clerk Alisha Farnell as soon as possible, with a ceremonial swearing-in at the first City Council meeting in September.