Bloomington city council postpones vote on giving staff job to current deputy

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In this Square Beacon file photo, Stephen Lucas (right) confers with city attorney Mike Rouker during a Bloomington city council meeting.

An anticipated vote to name Stephen Lucas as Bloomington’s city council attorney/administrator starting on Aug. 1 was postponed by the council at Wednesday’s meeting.

The council will take up the question again at a special session now scheduled for June 10.

Lucas has served as Bloomington city council attorney/administrator Dan Sherman’s deputy for about nine months. Sherman is retiring after around 30 years on the job.

The nine-member council voted 9–0 last week to make Lucas an offer, without posting the position or conducting a search. The full council’s action last week followed a recommendation from the council’s administration committee made the Friday before. Continue reading “Bloomington city council postpones vote on giving staff job to current deputy”

Bloomington city council votes to offer staff job to current deputy without a search

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City clerk Nicole Bolden, deputy administrator/attorney Stephen Lucas, and administrator/attorney Dan Sherman confer during a procedural debate by the city council in November last year. (Dave Askins/Beacon)

On Wednesday, Bloomington city councilmembers voted 9-0 to make an offer to Stephen Lucas to assume the role of council attorney/administrator on Aug. 1.

That’s the day after Dan Sherman retires from the job, after around 30 years of service. Lucas is Sherman’s current deputy.

Council president Steve Volan and and vice president Jim Sims were tapped by their council colleagues to sort out the details with Lucas, assuming he accepts the offer. When asked by councilmembers, Lucas had indicated his interest in the upcoming open position. Continue reading “Bloomington city council votes to offer staff job to current deputy without a search”