"The boys are a little older now," Knauff said. "It should be easier on the family."
Knauff said he approached Jones about filling Stajduhar's seat once he saw news reports of the resignation. Knauff said he is honored by the recommendation and the possibility of seeing Stajduhar's term through.
"[Stajduhar] is someone that demonstrates by personal example how civic leaders should govern," said Knauff, who helped Stajduhar campaign in 2011. "I know how important family is, and, as always, he's doing the most responsible thing."
Council Majority Leader Jack Harrison said members will welcome Knauff back to City Hall.
"Adam was there before and was a good councilman," Harrison said. "We look forward to having him back."
While Lane said any member of the council could nominate a candidate, Harrison said he hasn't heard of plans to offer another nomination. Knauff would need a majority vote from council members to fill Stajduhar's seat.
If confirmed by the council, Knauff would replace Stajduhar on the Planning, Parks and Recreation and Urban Renewal committees.
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