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Council may nix election

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The Madera City Council may decide to cancel the election in November in which Madera’s first elected mayor and three council seats are to be chosen.

Since all of the candidates for City Council and mayor are running unopposed, the council can eliminate the election by simply appointing them to the positions they are seeking. Such a move would save the city more than $65,000 according to the city clerk.

The council will make its decision on the matter at a special meeting to be held in council chambers on Wednesday at noon.

In such a scenario, Robert Poythress would be appointed mayor of Madera. Likewise, Councilman Andy Medellin would be appointed to represent district 2; Derek Orlando Robinson, Sr. would be appointed to represent district 4, and Donald E. Holley would be appointed to represent district 6. The appointees would take office Dec. 5 and would serve for four years...


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