Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/28/2013 08:13:20 PM PST

RIALTO – Citing the need to present a united front as well as save the taxpayers money that would’ve been spent on a special election, the City Council in a 4-0 vote on Monday night appointed Lynn Hirtz to fill the vacant seat on the dais.

Hirtz’s previous stint as a council member was also a factor in the decision, as Councilman Shawn O’Connell said he desired that “the next person be experienced.”

Hirtz last served on the council in the mid-1990s.

Reached by phone after the meeting, Hirtz, 64, said she was prompted to seek office at the urging of close friends.

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