Lorente is the associate dean for academic affairs and the master’s program director for the Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
Council members proposed creating a neighborhood guide to introduce students to civic associations, public officials and other parts of city government.
The special election comes after the March resignation and arrest of former mayor Patrick Wojahn. It will take place May 6 in the College Park City Hall.
For each cent the tax rate is raised, the city could receive around $175,000 additional revenue, according to city documents.
Election day voting will be held May 6 at City Hall from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Early voting will be at Davis Hall from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m May 2.
There were 82 transports to hospitals as a result of an emergency psychiatric situation last year, according to Lt. Rosanne Hoaas.
The charges are 40 counts of promotion or distribution and 40 counts of possession of child sex abuse materials.
The commission was formed with a focus on the city, but consultants are pushing for the commission to focus on Lakelanders themselves.
The special election comes after Wojahn resigned March 1, a day before he was arrested on 56 counts of possessing and distributing child pornography.
Wojahn was arrested on 56 counts of child pornography charges last week.