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Voters may end up deciding who appoints city attorney

Council returns Calvert to post under provision in state law

2:39 PM, Jan. 23, 2013
Frank Calvert, seen at a previous City Council meeting, returned to seat after the council on Jan. 15 voted continue his appointment as city attorney as allowed under state statute.
Frank Calvert, seen at a previous City Council meeting, returned to seat after the council on Jan. 15 voted continue his appointment as city attorney as allowed under state statute.
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The struggle between the City Council and Mayor Victoria Bostedt over who appoints the City Attorney could end up getting decided in yet another referendum.

The council was poised to approve changing the ordinance outlining the appointment process at the Jan. 15 council meeting. Members of the Wage & Personnel Committee voted 4-0 earlier in the day to recommend that the council hire a city attorney, rather than approve an appointment made by the mayor.

However, Bostedt told the council she discussed the matter with an official of the League of Wisconsin Municipalities, who explained that ...

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