The Guadalupe Metropolis Council has stuffed its vacant fifth seat with a longtime resident who is not any stranger to municipal authorities.
After interviewing three candidates, the 4 council members selected Megan Lizalde, a former interim metropolis treasurer and daughter of former Mayor John Lizalde.
The seat grew to become vacant when Anthony “Tony” Ramirez resigned in November to pursue a doctorate diploma exterior Santa Barbara County.
He had two years left on his time period, setting the stage for the appointment.
5 residents initially utilized for the emptiness, however two withdrew earlier than the interviews.
On Jan. 17, the council members met with Lizalde, Courtney Cazanave and Clemente Moreno. The interviews occurred per week later than deliberate attributable to flooding within the metropolis.
A lifelong resident of Guadalupe, Lizalde labored for Santa Barbara County for greater than 15 years earlier than resigning in 2019. The mom of three at present works as a library technician.
She additionally served as Guadalupe’s interim treasurer from 2017-2019 when a well being drawback left the place empty.
After taking the oath of workplace afterward Jan. 17, Lizalde joined Mayor Ariston Julian and council members Eugene Costa Jr., Christina Hernandez and Gilbert Robles on the dais.