10:00 PM PDT on Monday, July 26, 2010

The Press-Enterprise

Voters likely will be asked in November whether the city treasurer should be appointed by the city council.

The council will decide whether to put the issue on the November ballot when it meets Aug. 3. The treasurer currently is an elected post.

Finance Director Tina Kundig has been serving as treasurer since September 2008, when she was appointed by the council to complete former Treasurer Jon Michael Reynolds’ term, which expires in 2012.

Reynolds, who served nearly 28 years, retired in August 2008. He was arrested in 2007 and charged with three felonies, including misappropriation of about $38,000 in public funds. He pleaded guilty in August 2008 to one felony count of forging a public record.

–Jan Sears