West Lake Hills City Council member Taylor Holcomb resigns

West Lake Hills City Council member Taylor Holcomb announced his resignation Oct. 1.

Taylor Holcomb (right) held Place 2 on the West Lake Hills City Council for more than three years. Taylor Holcomb (right) held Place 2 on the West Lake Hills City Council for more than three years.[/caption]

Holcomb joined the council in May 2012 and said the council has “accomplished a lot in my 3 1/2 years.”

The former council member said he and his family moved to Houston on Sept. 26 for a job opportunity as an in-house counsel for an energy resources company.

“I got a once-in-a-career opportunity...so I took it,” he said. “I’ll miss very much serving with my friends on council. During my time I learned a lot about compromise and weighing input from the public. I’m proud of my time on council.”

Mayor Dave Claunch said the council would miss Holcomb's legal and personal advice.

The council plans to discuss a replacement for his vacated seat Oct. 14 and will likely appoint someone to the position Oct. 28, he said.

“The City Council can call a special election,” Claunch said. “But they’re sort of expensive and we’ve never done one before. The most likely outcome is that they’ll just appoint someone to fill out his term.”

Holcomb’s term was set to end May 2016.

The council can appoint someone to serve until May, the date Holcomb's term was set to expire, Claunch said. In May, the seat will be filled through a city-wide election, he said. 

Claunch invited all qualified residents to consider applying for the position. A volunteer information form and an application—both required for city council applicants—can be found online at www.westlakehills.org.


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