Vacaville council members, treasurer, clerk to be sworn into office

By From page A3 | December 11, 2012

VACAVILLE — The only new face in Vacaville city government will be new City Treasurer Jay Yerkes when he, City Clerk Michelle Thornbrugh, City Councilman Ron Rowlett and City Councilwoman Dilenna Harris are sworn into office Tuesday.

Yerkes beat Brett Johnson in the November election to replace Andy Suihkonen, who decided not to run for re-election. Thornbrugh ran unopposed to retain her job as city clerk for a third term.

Vacaville City Council

  • What: Swearing in of City Council members, city treasurer and city clerk.
  • When: 6:30 p.m. swearing in followed by 7 p.m. council meeting.
  • Where: Vacaville City Council chambers, 650 Merchant St.
  • Info: 449-5100.

City Council incumbents Harris and Rowlett fought off three challengers – Deloris Roach, Jennifer Goode and Bill Mueller – to retain their seats for a second term on the council.

Rowlett was the top vote-getter in a race, where candidates agreed more than disagreed on the major issues of preserving public safety, restoring a battered budget by passing two tax measures and finding ways to bring more job- and revenue-creating businesses to town.

Once the council convenes its regular meeting, it will consider the Downtown Vacaville Business Improvement District’s 2013 business plan, which allows it to collect fees from downtown businesses.

The 2013 plan proposes few changes to the program of public events, festivals and promotional activities that the downtown merchants put on in 2012 despite the loss of approximately $45,000 in funds from the city’s now-defunct redevelopment agency.

Reach Ian Thompson at 427-6976 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ithompsondr.

Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson has worked for the Daily Republic longer than he cares to remember. A native of Oregon and a graduate of the University of Oregon, he pines for the motherland still. He covers Vacaville and Travis Air Force Base for the Daily Republic. He is an avid military history buff, wargamer and loves the great outdoors.

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