San Juan City Council members will decide Tuesday whether to appoint a new member to the city council or hold a special election.

At the council’s Jan. 20 meeting, council member Roy Byrnes announced he would retire, effective Feb. 17.

According to a city staff report, a special election would cost the city anywhere from $105,248 to $115,071.

If the council choose to fill the vacancy by appointment, that individual would hold the seat until the November 2016 election.

Read the full meeting agenda.

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