Frank Yamamoto resigns from Edmonds City Council
Updated with appointment process information.
Edmonds City Councilmember Frank Yamamoto announced Thursday that he is resigning from the council, effective Dec. 31.
“Please know that this has been a difficult decision, but due to two heart surgeries in two years and the demands of the associated recovery process, I am compelled to step back from the responsibilities I have had the honor to perform for this great City of Edmonds,” Yamamoto said in a letter to Mayor Dave Earling that was released Thursday morning.
Yamamoto was elected to Position 6 on the City Council in 2011 and took office in 2012.
Council President Lora Petso said she plans to work on a proposed timeline early next week for filling the vacant seat.
A reminder of the process: The City Council has 90 days from the time the seat becomes vacant to appoint a qualified person, which includes advertising the vacancy, conducting interviews and voting to appoint during a public meeting, said City Clerk Scott Passey.