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The Sarasota City Commission has approved the process to fill the unexpired terms created by the resignations of City Commissioners Paul Caragiulo (District 2) and Shannon Snyder (District 3) to run for seats on the Sarasota County Commission, the city has announced. The resignations become effective Nov. 18, the date new county commissioners will take office as required by state statute, a news release points out. Candidates residing in Districts 2 and 3 who seek appointment to the seats may submit an application the City Commission approved and the questionnaire, along with the Oath of Candidate and State Financial Disclosure Form, no earlier than noon on Tuesday, Sept. 2, and no later than noon on Friday, Sept. 12, the release says. Applicants may also submit other written materials or information, with a limit of 25 pages, the release notes. Completed applications and other docu- ments are to be submitted in person to the Office of the City Auditor and Clerk, located in Room 110 of City Hall at 1565 First St. in Sarasota. The City Commission will consider the appli- cations of qualified individuals and will then hold a special meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 19, to make appointments to fill the vacant seats, the release continues. The unexpired terms end on May 15, 2015. The forms, including the application, ques- tionnaire, the Oath of Candidate and Financial Disclosure Form, as well as the timeline and city voting district map, are available online or from the Office of the City Auditor and Clerk, the release adds. Any interested per- son should schedule an appointment with the Office of the City Auditor and Clerk to receive a complete City Commission Applicant Information Packet. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact City Auditor and Clerk Pamela Nadalini at 954-4160. The City Commission has approved the process through which it will fill the vacancies created by the County Commission candidacies of City Commissioners Paul Caragiulo and Shannon Snyder. Photo by Norman Schimmel APPLICATION PROCESS EXPLAINED FOR CITY COMMISSION VACANCIES NEWS BRIEFS

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