At least three and maybe four of the 36 people who applied for an open Bend City Council seat don’t meet the city’s minimum qualifications to serve on the council, City Recorder Robyn Christie said Monday.
Bend’s city charter requires that candidates live within the city of Bend for the 12 months prior to being elected or appointed. Candidates also must be registered to vote.
Two applicants, Chris Frye and Danielle Rosenfield, do not live within city limits. A third, Geri Hauser, moved into the city in October.
The Deschutes County Clerk’s Office has no record of a final candidate, Beau Rummel, as a registered voter. He could still qualify if he’s able to confirm his residency and registers to vote, Christie said.
The Bend City Council will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday to narrow the list remaining applicants down to a handful who will continue to in-person interviews next week.