The Lynwood City Council unanimously elected Councilmember Oscar Flores Tuesday night to serve as Lynwood Mayor for the next year. Fellow Councilmember Rita Soto was also unanimously elected Mayor Pro Tem.
In addition, the Council installed two new members, Gabriela Camacho and Juan Muñoz-Guevara who were elected to the Council in the November election, along with José Luis Solache who was re-elected to a third term.
Community and regional leaders also took the opportunity to say goodbye and thank you to Mayor Jorge Casanova and Councilmember Marisela Santana whose terms officially expired at the meeting when the Council approved the official election results from Los Angeles County.
Dignitaries included representatives from the L.A. Sheriff’s Department, L.A. County Fire, L.A. County Supervisor Janice Hahn, State Senator Lena Gonzalez, Assembly member and Speaker Anthony Rendon, the Vice President of the Lynwood School Board Julian Del Real-Calleros and councilmembers from many neighboring cities in the South East. All spoke glowingly of the service that both Casanova and Santana contributed to the city and the region.
City staff presented the two outgoing councilmembers with some memorabilia including street signs with their names on it---continuing a long-time tradition to thank outgoing councilmembers for their service.
As he took the gavel as Mayor, Oscar Flores urged the community to continue to work with the city council to “continue to the forward progress of our city.”