Monday, May 23, 2011

Raja resigns (Update 3)

Blog-Lebo has just learned that D. Raja has resigned his seat on the Mt. Lebanon Municipal Commission, effective immediately. His term was to end December 31, 2011.

In the primary election on May 17, 2011, Raja won the Republican nomination for Allegheny County Executive.

Update: Ward 5 Commissioner Dan Miller has more information on his blog.

Update 2: The municipality is now calling for candidates to fill the vacancy:
Seeking Ward I Commission applicants
LEGAL NOTICE
MT. LEBANON, PENNSYLVANIA

The Mt. Lebanon Commission is seeking letters of interest with resumes from residents of the First Ward of Mt. Lebanon who would like to be appointed to fill an unexpired term as a Commissioner.

At the time of appointment, a Commissioner shall be a citizen of the United States, shall be at least twenty-five years of age, shall have been a registered voter in the Municipality for at least two years, and shall be a bona fide resident of the First Ward of Mt. Lebanon. The term of this appointment shall continue until January 2, 2012 or until the installation of the person elected at the next general election.

First Ward residents who are interested in this position should submit a letter of interest and resume to: Stephen M. Feller, Municipal Manager, 710 Washington Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15228. Letters of interest shall be in a sealed envelope marked “COMMISSIONER APPLICATION” and must be received by the Manager no later than 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 9, 2011.
Update 3: More coverage:

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7 Comments:

Anonymous John David Kendrick said...

OH DEAR GOD ...
- THANK YOU
- THANK YOU
- THANK YOU!!!

May 23, 2011 9:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dan Miller says;
"the Commission will be seeking resumes from those qualified 1st ward residents who desire to finish the remainder of his term"

Two questions. Will the vacancy be filled by a republican (Raja was the republican candidate when elected), and will either of the two candidates in the November election be considered?
Joe Wertheim

May 24, 2011 12:04 PM  
Blogger E. T. Gillen said...

Joe,
When Joe DeIuliis was telling the media that he was moving far away, but telling the Republican Committee that he would be here for four more years, I had questions similar to yours. The vacancy could be filled by any party. The two November candidates could be considered if they submit resumes to Steve Feller. The four remaining commissioners would appoint a replacement.
Here is the legal notice from the Municipal website:
The Mt. Lebanon Commission is seeking letters of interest with resumes from residents of the First Ward of Mt. Lebanon who would like to be appointed to fill an unexpired term as a Commissioner.

At the time of appointment, a Commissioner shall be a citizen of the United States, shall be at least twenty-five years of age, shall have been a registered voter in the Municipality for at least two years, and shall be a bona fide resident of the First Ward of Mt. Lebanon. The term of this appointment shall continue until January 2, 2012 or until the installation of the person elected at the next general election.

First Ward residents who are interested in this position should submit a letter of interest and resume to: Stephen M. Feller, Municipal Manager, 710 Washington Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15228. Letters of interest shall be in a sealed envelope marked “COMMISSIONER APPLICATION” and must be received by the Manager no later than 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 9, 2011.
Elaine Gillen

May 24, 2011 3:09 PM  
Anonymous Bob Reich, Jr. said...

John David Kendrick:

Since you brought up our heavenly Father, he knows you certainly feel you have all the answers. So the question remains, are you going to step up and run for the now vacant position?

May 24, 2011 3:10 PM  
Anonymous John David Kendrick said...

Bob,

The requirements specify a resident of Ward #1. Dave Franklin, Raja's neighbor would be a possible candidate.
My residence is Ward #5. I've provided the requirements posted above for your reference:

"At the time of appointment, a Commissioner shall be a citizen of the United States, shall be at least twenty-five years of age, shall have been a registered voter in the Municipality for at least two years, and shall be a bona fide resident of the First Ward of Mt. Lebanon. The term of this appointment shall continue until January 2, 2012 or until the installation of the person elected at the next general election. "

May 24, 2011 7:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll sleep on it Mr. Kendrick. Imagine the possibilities. Between now and January, we can turf Wildcat and Mellon and perhaps add 9 holes to the golf course. The sky's the limit!

Dave Franklin

May 25, 2011 5:22 PM  
Anonymous John David Kendrick said...

Dave,

I don't think Dan Miller would let that happen, but I would like to see you fulfill the remainder of Raja's term.

Come 'on! It's only a couple of months! You'd be good!

Go or it!!!

May 26, 2011 1:06 AM  

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