The Cedar Falls City Clerk's Office has received a petition, requesting to fill an open seat on the city council by special election.

Earlier this month, former councilman Nick Taiber was appointed by the council to fill the At-Large seat left vacant when Rob Green became mayor. Taiber was selected from a pool of 12 candidates who applied for the open position.

Since the Jan. 20 appointment, residents have been working to gather the required 1,000 signatures needed on a petition to force a special election. Holding a special election is expected to cost around $12,000.

The petition was turned in to the clerk's office on Wednesday. According to city officials, any written objection to the petition must be filed with five days.

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