Dec 162012

CHRIS LEDESMA: selected as the 'mayor pro tem' of West Sacramento for the next year (News-Ledger photo)


In its annual organizational meeting, the West Sacramento City Council last Wednesday selected Councilman Christopher Ledesma to serve as its new mayor pro tem – a post similar to that of a vice mayor.

Ledesma will fill in for Mayor Christopher Cabaldon over the next year when Cabaldon is not able to attend a city council meeting or city event. He takes over from fellow council member Oscar Villegas.

Ledesma was elected to the city council in 2010 after serving about nine years on the city planning commission. He works for a bank, and as a city council member has often stressed the need to focus on business recruitment in the city.

Mayor Christopher Cabaldon last month won another two-year term, running unopposed. The four city council members (currently Ledesma, Villegas, Mark Johannessen and Bill Kristoff) are elected two four-year terms, in staggered elections.

  In other action last week, the council voted unanimously in favor of an “urgency ordinance” that temporarily bans the cultivation of marijuana outdoors. The move comes in response to increased crime and to neighbors’ complaints about the “skunky” smell of the plants, a city official told the News-Ledger.

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