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It *is* official
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by Elizabeth Pagano
City Council convened Tuesday for a special meeting to canvass the results of the Nov. 6, 2018 election. Reading through the lengthy ballot results took about six minutes. It was approved unanimously; Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo and Council members Ellen Troxclair and Greg Casar were absent. No members of the public spoke. Council also unanimously ordered a runoff election to be held on Dec. 11. In the order they will appear on the ballot, that election will pit District 1 contender Natasha Harper-Madison against Mariana Salazar; in District 3 it’s a rematch between incumbent Council Member Pio Renteria and his sister, Susana Almanza; and in District 8, Paige Ellis is up against the more conservative Frank Ward. Council needed eight votes to approve the election, but only two members to canvass the election.
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