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By Andrea Swayne
After swearing in three new members to the Dana Point City Council on Tuesday, the five-member body chose Councilman Carlos Olvera to serve as mayor for 2015.
The three open seats on the dais were vacated by 2014 Mayor Lisa Bartlett, who was recently elected as the Orange County Fifth District Supervisor; Bill Brough, who was elected to the 73rd District Assembly seat and Steven Weinberg, who termed out after eight years on the council.
Brough and Bartlett, having already been sworn into their new offices, were therefore not allowed to sit on the dais for the reorganization.
Bartlett, did however, attend the meeting and she and Weinberg—mayor pro tem for 2014—delivered and accepted honors and proclamations to and from each other on the final night of their respective eight years serving on the Dana Point City Council. The two also received official thanks from associated commissions, state and county elected officials.
Joining Councilmen Carlos Olvera and Scott Schoeffel are newly-elected Councilmen Joe Muller, Richard Viczorek and John Tomlinson.
Tomlinson was chosen to serve as mayor pro tem for the coming year.
City Council meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of every month, beginning at 6 p.m. at City Hall Council Chambers, 33282 Golden Lantern.
However, due to the upcoming holidays, the next meeting is scheduled for Jan. 20.
For meeting schedules and agendas, log on to the city website at www.danapoint.org.