In a letter sent to Seattle City Council this afternoon, Mayor Greg Nickels proposed the reappointment of Jorge Carrasco as superintendent of Seattle City Light. Though Carrasco's tenure has been controversial, Nickels says the superintendent has put City Light in a position to resume "forward-looking leadership," and adds: “In the next four years, we will examine the vision, mission and values of City Light. We will boldly set the direction for City Light’s second century of service to the people of Seattle.”
The move, which triggers the reconfirmation process, had been expected since Carrasco hit the four-year mark earlier this month. The council, which has the final say on whether he stays, now has 10 weeks to schedule hearings.