On Monday January 7th newly elected Tehachapi City Councilmember Joan Pogon-Cord was sworn in at the regularly scheduled meeting. The Tehachapi City Council now has all five positions filled. Due to the passing of Mayor Ed Grimes on May 21, 2018 the council had operated with four councilmembers until November’s election.
The next order of business for the full council was for them to elect the Mayor and Mayor Pro-tem. Mayor Susan Wiggins and Mayor Pro-tem Phil Smith were elected by the council and will hold their respective positions for a two-year period.
The council next appointed Kim Nixon to the open seat on the Tehachapi Planning Commission. Ms. Nixon was sworn in at city hall on Wednesday January 9th.