Chicago Ald. Michelle Harris (8th) says a committee will be formed to select a new legislative inspector general.
Chicago Legislative Inspector General Faisal Khan's term is scheduled to end Friday.
Harris, who chairs the Rules Committee, said a five-person committee tasked with picking Khan's replacement will be created, based on the process detailed under the ordinance that established the legislative inspector general's office.
The ordinance calls for the committee to include "members of the community who have exhibited the highest moral character, integrity and/or a demonstrated commitment to public service including but not limited to deans of colleges, retired judges and director of civic and community organizations."
Many aldermen backed a proposed ordinance in September 2014 that would have shifted the legislative inspector general's authority to investigate council members and aldermanic staff to City Inspector General Joe Ferguson. But Harris said there is not enough support in the council to pass such a measure.
"Right now, it's just not the will of the entire council," the alderman told the Chicago Sun-Times.
Harris would like to see a new legislative inspector general selected by December.