Karla Perez Selected To Replace Joe Baca On Rialto City Council

Moving swiftly to fill the gap amongst them as a result of Joe Baca, Jr.’s election as Fifth District supervisor on November 3, Rialto City Councilors this week appointed Karla Perez to the city council position Baca vacated to move up the political totem pole.
Instead of seeking applicants or holding a special election that would cost the city as much as $700,000, the council opted to make a selection from those who have evinced an interest in leading the city.
Mayor Deborah Robertson suggested and nominated Stacy Augustine, who was the first runner-up in this year’s election behind re-elected council incumbents Rafael Trujillo and Andy Carrizales. Ultimately, however, the council came to a consensus on Perez, who in 2018 was the third place finisher behind Baca and Councilman Ed Scott.
-Mark Gutglueck

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