Nampa City Council Seat 3 will remain vacant until after the November election. In the meantime, city leaders are dealing with issues raised by the sudden resignation of Kelly Gibbons, who reportedly learned Tuesday her home is outside the city limits.
On Wednesday, city spokeswoman Vickie Holbrook said the city has begun the process of establishing a procedure to make sure appointees to city panels live in Nampa. And the city attorney has been asked to review close votes since Gibbons took office Jan. 3 to determine which, if any, actions are affected by her ineligibility.
“We don’t have an answer yet, and we don’t want to speculate on what it could mean until we have information,” Holbrook told the Statesman.
Mayor Bob Henry, who appointed Gibbons to fill Pam White’s remaining term after White was elected Canyon County commissioner, announced Gibbons’ resignation Tuesday and apologized for the error.
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In Tuesday’s city news release, Gibbons said she was renting a home in the Blackhawk Subdivision but learned that the subdivision near Ustick and Middleton roads is within the Caldwell city limits despite having a Nampa mailing address.
Gibbons’ appointment to the Nampa Urban Renewal Agency also has been voided.
Gibbons, the executive director of Wish Granters of Idaho, was selected from 26 applicants to fill White’s term on the six-member council. Henry said Tuesday he will not appoint another replacement but instead will leave the position open, letting Nampa voters decide on a new council member in November.