The seat on the Unified Government’s Board of Commissioners that became open when Mark Holland was elected mayor will remain vacant until voters choose a successor in the spring.
The commission has been deadlocked on the issue since members last summer split between Don Budd and Nathan Barnes. Holland on Thursday proposed setting those two candidates aside and choosing from among 15 others.
But the commission tied 4-4 on that proposal. Holland cast his tiebreaker vote in favor, but six votes were needed for approval. One commissioner was absent. A spokesman for Holland said that means the at-large District 1 seat will stay empty until the April election.
| Matt Campbell, firstname.lastname@example.org