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November 24, 2013

Modesto City Council bids farewell to three members, welcomes three new ones

The Modesto City Council will say farewell to three outgoing council members and welcome three new ones Tuesday night during a swearing-in ceremony. City Clerk Stephanie Lopez will administer the oath of office for Jenny Kenoyer, Tony Madrigal and Bill Zoslocki, who were the winners in the Nov. 5 election.

The Modesto City Council will say farewell to three outgoing members and welcome three new ones during a swearing-in ceremony Tuesday night.

City Clerk Stephanie Lopez will administer the oath of office for Jenny Kenoyer, Tony Madrigal and Bill Zoslocki, who were the winners in the Nov. 5 election.

Kenoyer defeated Councilwoman Stephanie Burnside in the race to represent council District 5, which is north-central Modesto. Madrigal defeated three opponents for the District 2 seat, which encompasses downtown and west and south Modesto. Zoslocki bested three other candidates for the District 4 seat, which covers the La Loma area and east Modesto, including the airport neighborhood.

District 2 Councilman Dave Geer and District 4 Councilman Joe Muratore did not run for re-election. They and Burnside will have the opportunity to address the council meeting.

Lopez also will swear in Sue Zwahlen, Cindy Marks, Ruben Villalobos, Jordan Dickson and David Allan, who were elected or re-elected to the Modesto City Schools board. The city oversees the school board’s elections.

The Nov. 5 election included two ballot measures. Measure V was an advisory vote on whether the city should extend sewer service to the airport neighborhood. It passed with 15,718 votes in support of it and 7,255 votes against it.

Measure X asked city voters whether they would pay 1 percentage point more in sales tax for six years. City officials said the tax would generate about $26 million annually, with half of that for public safety and the rest for other purposes. It failed with 12,322 votes against it and 11,815 in support of it.

The City Council meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the basement chamber, Tenth Street Place, 1010 10th St.

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