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Two new Calexico City Councilmembers appointed

CALEXICO, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - Two newly appointed council members will now serve the City of Calexico for the next six months.

It was the decision residents of Calexico were waiting for, the seats that were vacant for about a month are now filled with two new council members who are no strangers to the city.

Victor Legaspi and Lisa Tylenda were appointed as the new council members.

However, before Legaspi and Tylenda were appointed, there were 10 candidates in the running and each was asked what they would do to better the city.

“I was listening to their answers so that is why I based my decision on what they shared with us, what they shared with the community," said Calexico Mayor Camilo Garcia.

“I considered Lisa because she is prepared. I have connected with her when she was working for our city and she communicates very well with the citizens of Calexico," said Gloria Romo, city council member.

Many locals wanted the new city council members to submit a background check including Councilmember Javier Moreno who did not vote in favor of the new council members but the background check did not happen.

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