When Deborah Ahmed withdrew her name from consideration for membership on the COB, the mayor had 30 days to put forward a new nominee. That time period is spelled out in the COB legislation. As that time slipped away, the mayor’s office decided to open up the application process for new applicants, but did little to publicize that information.
CAPCR finally put out the word with a press release you can read here.
The 30 day period ended November 23. The mayor put forward his new nominee late, on December 30.