The City Council will formally announce a vacancy in District 5 in their meeting Tuesday, but the tribute ceremony they had planned will wait because Bob Martz’s wife, Sandy, is requesting more time.
It takes about a month to fill a vacancy. So, instead of replacing Martz for the one or two meetings between now and the elections, the council is going to ask west Wichita District Advisory Board members to be more active in voicing their opinions on city business since they won’t have a representative on the dais.
(Martz died of an apparent heart attack in his home Jan. 18. The Eagle’s story is at this link.)