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Randy Staver elected Rochester City Council President

Randy Staver, Rochester City Council President Randy Staver, Rochester City Council President

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- It has been almost a year since Rochester has had a permanent City Council president, but now after two special elections Interim City Council President Randy Staver will take the seat. 

Staver won the landslide election with about 90 percent of the vote. Ward 2 Representative Michael Wojcik was also on the ballot, but he ended his campaign in early April, making Staver the expected winner. 

Now another special election will be held in July to fill Staver's ward seat, but the council may appoint an interim representative. 

When it comes to the Destination Medical Center initiative, Staver says the city is already working on initial plans and still working out how the city will raise additional tax revenue. 

"Well the legislature has given us a suite of options to meet our obligation, probably eight or so different taxes including extending sales tax," Staver said. "We can use traditional tax revenues like TIF and tax abatement. It's undecided what we might chose to use to meet our obligations."


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