December 2013 – Report on Municipal Elections
The 2013 municipal elections are over for mayor and three council member seats. Twenty-eight percent of registered voters in Cedar Hills participated in the election. The elected mayor is Gary Gygi (1122 votes). The two four-year council member terms went to Daniel Zappala (840 votes) and Rob Crawley (721 votes). The one two-year council member term went to Mike Geddes (975 votes). Additionally, Proposition #4 was rejected by a vote of 900 to 631.
We want to thank outgoing council members Scott Jackman and Stephanie Martinez for all the time and effort they have given over the past four years. They both contributed many hours in moving our city forward in a positive direction. Please join us in thanking them for their hard work and dedication.
Please also take some time to get to know your new council members and share with them your thoughts and concerns. As an elected body, our first priority is to represent residents, and the most effective way to do so is when we hear from residents. The mayor and new council members will be sworn in at the first council meeting in January, so that is a great time to stop by, make an introduction, and share any feedback. As always, feel free to reach out to any member of the council via e-mail or phone.
Another great way to get involved is to join one of the city’s volunteer committees. We are currently seeking residents to serve on the Planning Commission and the Parks, Trails, Beautification, and Recreation committees. Participating on a committee is a great way to serve the community and to voice your thoughts on important issues.
I encourage residents to become more involved through serving on committees or reaching out to your elected representatives. We all want Cedar Hills to continue to be a wonderful place to live, and it takes the community to make that happen.