Tuesday, March 1, 2011 – 11:55 a.m

Upland City Councilman Ray Musser was elevated to Mayor by his colleagues on Monday night.

The vote was 3-1, with councilman Gino Filippi voting against.

Musser will fill the remaining term of John “J.P.” Pomierski who resigned last week. Pomierski is the focus of a federal investigation into allegations, of bribery, extortion, and influence peddling and is likely to be charged by any day.

An earlier attempt to appoint Councilman Brendan Brandt failed on a 2-2 vote.

Filippi’s position of wanting a special election actually back-fired and cost Brandt the top spot.