O’Donnell’s timing best for council

State Sen.-elect Michael O’Donnell is doing the right thing in resigning from the Wichita City Council effective Dec. 31, which will allow District 4 voters to elect someone in April to serve the remaining two years of the term. But Mayor Carl Brewer and his fellow council members also should choose an interim member to begin serving in January, so that southwest Wichita has uninterrupted representation on the council. Let’s hope that the next duly elected District 4 representative will prove willing to serve on the City Council longer than 14 months before seeking another political office.