Tuesday’s city council presentation came amid a rise in concern from students and city residents about College Park’s economic development.
Some council members think the mayor pro tem should have increased legal power in the city’s charter to lighten the mayor’s load.
College Park has only ever used urban renewal in Lakeland — a historically African American neighborhood in the city — in 1970.
City council members Fazlul Kabir, Kate Kennedy and Denise Mitchell, as well as political newcomer Bryan Haddad vied for residents’ votes at polling sites.
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.
La elección especial se produce después de que Wojahn renunció el 1 de marzo, antes de que fuera arrestado por 56 cargos de posesión y distribución de pornografía infantil.
El alcalde de College Park, Patrick Wojahn, renuncia mientras enfrenta cargos de pornografría infantil
Las autoridades vincularon una cuenta de redes sociales a Wojahn que contenía material de abuso sexual infantil explícito con niños preadolescentes y hombres mayores.
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 and charged Thursday with 56 counts of child pornography. He resigned his city government position Wednesday evening.
Police linked a social media account to Wojahn that contained explicit child sexual abuse material with prepubescent boys and older men.