By Jim Tortolano/Garden Grove Journal
It cost the city some cupcakes, but saved the price of an election.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Stanton City Council approved a resolution cancelling the Nov. 2 municipal vote and appointed to three council seats the only candidates who sought to run – the three incumbents.
At a brief special meeting followed by refreshments, the council voted 5-0 to appoint Mayor Ed Royce, Jr. and council members Brian Donahue (pictured) and David Shawver to new four-year terms.
This is the second time in recent memory where a Stanton municipal election was cancelled due to a lack of challengers.
“I want people to know that the city council is re-energized and looking forward to the next two to four years,” said Shawver after City Clerk Brenda Green administered the oath of office to the councilmen. “There are a lot of things we need to do, including keeping the budget balanced.
“But when no one comes forth to challenge the incumbents, it speaks of the level of satisfaction of the public,” he added. “Now we can continue to be the best city in Orange County.”
The next regular meeting will be on Aug. 24.