The Mesa City Council is expected to vote on the reappointment of the city’s top judge later this month. The council discussed the reappointment of Presiding Magistrate Matt Tafoya in a closed meeting Thursday, one of a handful of such sessions on the issue in recent days.
Afterward, council members remained tight-lipped over what was discussed.
But Vice Mayor Claudia Walters said a vote could come in the current council’s final meeting May 19.
Councilman Mike Whalen did not comment, other than saying that “as far as I’m concerned, everything’s OK.”
Councilman Scott Somers said that a decision will be made soon.
Tafoya has headed the city’s municipal court since 2004.
His term expires June 30.
Personnel matters are typically discussed in closed sessions of the City Council, but a vote has to be taken in a public meeting.
The city’s presiding magistrate reports to the council.