Council to eye interim city judge
by JOYANNA LOVE Banner Senior Staff Writer
Jul 31, 2014 | 1057 views | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Cleveland City Council will meet Monday in hopes of establishing an interim judge for city court.

The meeting will be held at 11:45 a.m. in the Cleveland Municipal Building, 190 Church Street.

“The purpose of the meeting is [also] to establish an application process for the new city judge to begin in September when we all take our oaths of office,” Cleveland Mayor Tom Rowland said.

In order for this to happen, the new permanent judge would have to be appointed in the Aug. 28 City Council voting session.

The mayor said he hopes councilmen will bring nominations for the interim position to the meeting. Those interested in serving in the interim position can contact the mayor’s office or their respective City Council representative.

The city court hears cases of city ordinance and environmental code violations.

John Hagler had been appointed as interim judge at the last Cleveland City Council meeting. However, he has declined to serve.

Cleveland City Court did not meet today. The court has been suspended for more than two weeks since the death of City Judge Bill Moss.