One leaves, one joins Cedar Park City Council
CEDAR PARK — There’s a new face on the Cedar Park City Council, and a familiar one is no longer there.
Scott Mitchell, the Cedar Park City Council’s longest serving member, announced his resignation at the council’s Nov. 29 meeting, citing a work commitment he learned about that day. He said he will serve on the council through its next retreat.
“This has been a great adventure, and I am going to have another one,” he said.
Mitchell is a software verification engineer at IBM. The work assignment will send him to Canada for several months, he said. Mitchell said he will run for his seat again in May.
On Saturday the City Council selected Jon Lux, Cedar Park’s Planning and Zoning Commission chair, to fill the seat of former mayor pro tem Tony Dale. Dale resigned from his seat Nov. 13 after being elected state representative.
The city council chose Lux over five other candidates — Mo Jahadi, Homer Rocha, Eddie Hurst, Corbin Van Arsdale and Scott Rogers — to serve on the Place 5 seat. The council made the decision after interviewing the candidates during a special meeting Saturday.
Lux’s appointment is to complete the remainder of Dale’s term, and the seat will be up for election in May. Lux, worked as treasurer during Dale’s state rep campaign, has served on the Planning and Zoning Commission since 2009 and as a member of the city’s Tourism Advisory Board from 2008 to 2009.
“When there are disagreements, he has stated and demonstrated within the P&Z and tourism board a calming presence,” Mayor Matt Powell said. “His military experience is obvious when you speak to him. You put that all together and you have an impressive candidate.”