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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, May 23, 2010

Council to pick Djou's successor

 •  Djou heading to D.C.

Advertiser Staff

Charles Djou's victory in the special election for the 1st Congressional District leaves a vacancy on the Honolulu City Council.

According to the City Charter, his eight remaining colleagues on the council would have 30 days to name a successor. That person would fill out the rest of Djou's term, which ends Jan. 2.

If the council cannot come to a decision in 30 days, it would be up to Mayor Mufi Hannemann to choose Djou's replacement.

Council Chairman Todd Apo said the council first has to wait for Djou to take office before the 30-day clock starts. There would be a public call for candidates from among registered voters in the district, which runs from Hawai'i Kai to Ala Moana.

Apo would then disseminate a list of those interested, and council members could then introduce resolutions supporting any of those hopefuls.

Gordon Y.K. Pang