The new deadline for applications is 5 p.m. Monday, January 28th. That comes after the mayor's office announced 5 p.m. Friday the process of accepting applications for the post had closed.
Mayoral spokesman Tom Alexander said there were problems with the city's website on Friday. He said the deadline was extended because the city wanted to ensure anyone who wanted to apply for the post could.
On Friday, the city announced it had received 42 applications for the post, although the mayor's office did not release the names of those who applied.
Once the applications are submitted, Alexander said a four-person committee will review the applicants. He said that committee will be made up of representatives from the 7th Ward community who have "perspective on what a successful candidate will look like."
Alexander said the mayor's office is hoping to have the process completed by next month's City Council meeting.
Those who wish to apply can do so here.
If you're looking to apply, there are a few requirements: candidates must have lived in the 7th Ward for at least a year, be in good financial standing with the city, be free of conviction for any "infamous crime, bribery, perjury or other felony," and not hold any other elected office at the same time.