Clearwater City Council members voted unanimously to appoint former Mayor Brian Aungst Sr. to fill out the remaining 11 months in Frank Hibbard’s term.
The vote came one week after Hibbard abruptly resigned, citing concerns about the $90 million plan to replace Clearwater City Hall, a project that’s running at a $60 million deficit.
Aungst served as Mayor from 1999 until 2005, when he left office due to term limits. Enough time has passed since his service and those term limits no longer apply.
Several members of the Clearwater community lobbied Council for Aungst, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
– Peter Schorsch, Florida Politics