Under council rules, Vice Mayor Diane Neighbors will announce the vacancy at the council's next meeting, a week from today.
Council members and the public then will have one week to submit nominations.
The council's appointment must be held at least four weeks after the announcement of the vacancy, meaning it won't happen before Sept. 16.
One fact check on the piece, though. Echegary says that Alderman had faced no opposition in 2002 and 2006. Alderman beat Kelvin Jones in the May 6, 2006 vote.