Council Appoints Candidates to Open Seats, Cancels Local Election

In lieu of holding an election to fill the three open City Council seats this November, the current council voted on Thursday, Aug. 25, to cancel the local election and appoint incumbent Councilmember Jamey Federico, Planning Commission Chairperson John Gabbard and Chief Financial Officer of Pan-Pacific Mechanical Matthew Pagano to the dais as they were each running unopposed in their respective districts.

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