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City Council Likely to Meet Just Once This Month

Because election results won't be certified until December, the Watsonville City Council doesn't need to meet later this month.

Two Watsonville City Councilmen will have their final meeting Tuesday evening, but their successors won't be sworn in for another month.

Oscar Rios and Emilio Martinez did not run for re-election this fall and will be replaced by council members-elect Karina Cervantez and Trina Coffman-Gomez once the County Clerk certifies the Nov. 6 election results next month.

It's expected Rios, Martinez and the rest of the council will cancel their Nov. 27 meeting because the second meeting in November has been designated to elect the mayor and, in an election year, to swear in new council members. However, this year the election results will not be certified until Dec. 4 so city staff has recommended the mayoral election and swearing-in be moved to Dec. 11.

The election results aren't in question. Cervantez, Coffman-Gomez and incumbents Lowell Hurst and Felipe Hernandez all ran uncontested for their respective positions on the Watsonville City Council.

The main item of business at today's city council meeting will be adopting the city's Urban Greening Plan and Trails and Bicycles Master Plan.

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