City attorney Mike Schottelkotte has announced his intention to retire in August. With that date in mind, city manager Justin Clifton provided city council members with the following timeline which he says will provide adequate time to advertise, interview and select a new city attorney well in advance of Schottelkotte's retirement:
At the Feb. 5 council meeting, a draft request for proposals will be reviewed. Final approval will be given at the Feb. 19 council meeting.
On March 19, candidate proposals will be reviewed and a short list will be made for interviews.
In April, interviews will be conducted and the selection will be announced.
In May, the new attorney will begin working on a part-time basis, gradually taking on more responsibilities as Schottelkotte's retirement approaches.
The city attorney must be licensed and have practiced in Colorado for at least two years.
"This timeline will allow council and staff to use discretion assigning new work to a newly appointed attorney while allowing Mr. Schottelkotte to complete existing assignments," Clifton explained. "This will also allow substantial time for Mr. Schottelkotte to bring a new attorney up to speed on current city business and provide historical perspective."blog comments powered by Disqus