August 15, 2012
CEDAR HILLS – During a special meeting held on August 14, 2012, the Cedar Hills City Council appointed Daniel Zappala to fill the vacancy on the City Council. Mr. Zappala will complete the current term, which will be up for election in 2013. Eleven candidates were interviewed by the Council on Tuesday night. Each candidate was given two minutes to make an introduction and then answered questions from the Council. After four hours of questions it was narrowed down to two candidates, Daniel Zappala and Rob Crawley. In the end, the Council unanimously agreed to appoint Mr. Zappala. “The decision we had to make between Mr. Zappala and Mr. Crawley was extremely difficult,” said Councilmember Jenney Rees. “They are both very qualified individuals and have both given countless hours of service to our community. I hope Mr. Crawley will run in the general election next year.”
Once the Council made the decision, Daniel Zappala was sworn into office by city recorder, Colleen Mulvey.
“I’m excited for this opportunity to serve,” said Daniel Zappala. “Cedar Hills is a fantastic city to live in, with beautiful parks and trails and a great new recreation center. I look forward to working with our council and mayor to promote our city and develop civic pride and unity.”
“We are thrilled to have Mr. Zappala serve on the City Council,” said Mayor Gary Gygi. “Daniel has been an incredible asset to our community through the committees on which he has served and the countless hours he has given to improve our city.”