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The City Council will elect its president for the 2007 calendar year on Monday, and Scott Peters said he is ready for a second term.
When listing his accomplishments from the current year, Peters said he has been an effective chairman by forging a “good relationship” with Mayor Jerry Sanders and making council meetings “more consumer-friendly.”
The council president is charged with chairing meetings, settling the legislative agenda, assigning council colleagues to committee posts.
Here’s a story we did earlier about Peters’ elevated role as council president.
Interviews with other council members indicated that Peters is likely to be unchallenged during Monday’s vote.
Councilwoman Toni Atkins said she appreciated Peters’ “diplomatic” nature when serving as the broker between the mayor and council.
“If Scott is interested in doing that for another year, I will absolutely support him,” Atkins said.
Sanders and City Attorney Mike Aguirre have both refused to recommend any council members for the post.
Another council member must nominate Peters or any other contender before the council votes. Peters said he has not asked anybody to nominate him.