According to statute 160A‑63, a vacancy that occurs in an elective office of a city shall be filled by appointment of the city council. Commissioner Haug resigned in December and Commissioners Diller and Kirkpatrick and Mayor Gardner have voted to not fill Commissioner Haug’s open seat. You read the statute. They decided not to fill it. I suppose this is so they can now have the majority vote and so they do not get brought up on ethics violation charges like they should have. I suggest that we, as citizens of Waxhaw, should go to our legislature. I suggest to each and every one of you to call your legislative office and let them know you want fairness in Waxhaw.