Loma Linda Seal

By Sandra Emerson, Redlands Daily Facts
Posted: 06/14/16, 11:40 PM PDT |

LOMA LINDA >> Three council members have begun new four-year terms, following the cancellation of the city’s June election because of a lack of opposition.

Mayor Rhodes Rigsby and Councilmen Ovidiu Popescu and John Lenart were given the oath of office Tuesday evening. The council also reappointed Rigsby as mayor and Phill Dupper as mayor pro tem.

The councilmen were running for re-election unopposed, so the council in March agreed to cancel the election for the third consecutive time and appoint the incumbents. The June 2012 and 2014 elections were also canceled.

Lenart said there was angst among members of the community over development during past elections. But since the city adopted Measure V — its slow growth initiative — things have been quiet in the city.

“I would say that people are relatively happy with what’s going on,” he said.

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