Lynwood Appoints New Mayor

The council also appointed a new Mayor Pro Tem.

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On Tuesday, the Lynwood City Council carried out its annual rotation, and appointed councilmember Sal Alatorre as the new Mayor.

“The past twelve months have been a learning experience,” said Alatorre, who recently served as Mayor Pro Tem in what was also his first year as a councilmember. “It’s a good challenge.”

The Lynwood City Council is made up of five councilmembers who are elected to a four-year term. Both the Mayor and Mayor Pro-Tem are selected by the five councilmembers, who rotate the two positions on an annual basis.

Mayor Alatorre, who previously served as Lynwood city treasurer before being elected as a councilmember, told those present at the meeting that good municipal finance was a big goal of his for this year. 

“For the next twelve months, I will see that I get an update as to what is going on,” said Mayor Alatorre. “To ensure residents that we are watching our dollars.”

The council also appointed councilmember Ramon Rodriguez to the position of Mayor Pro Tem.

“I am proud to be a servant of this community,” said Mayor Pro Tem Rodriguez, who has served in the council for ten years and has plans to retire after this year. “I am not perfect, but I will do my best.” 

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