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Council to consider four contenders for Kehoe's seat


Decision expected at Sept. 10 meeting

The Lake Oswego City Council has settled on a list of four potential replacements for former councilor Mike Kehoe.

Council members started with roughly a dozen possible contenders, a list generated from suggestions received since Kehoe announced his resignation earlier this month. Kehoe is in the process of moving to San Diego.

On Tuesday, councilors passed around ballots with the full list and directions from Mayor Kent Studebaker to choose their top four.

The four to emerge at the end of that session were Dave Berg, Lauren Hughes, Audrey Monroe and Dan Williams.

Studebaker said he hoped to replace Kehoe with someone sharing a similar philosophy. That means the new councilor should be someone who is fiscally conservative, who is knowledgeable about topics such as comprehensive plans, administration of water infrastructure projects and the city’s sensitive lands program, who has some business experience and who is is familiar with Lake Oswego schools, Studebaker said.

The new member will serve the remainder of Kehoe’s term, through 2014.

The council is scheduled to make its decision and appoint someone to the vacant seat on Sept. 10.