Covina seat to stay open until March

A vacant position created when Councilwoman Meline Juarez resigned in November will remain empty until the March election, the city council decided on Tuesday.

Juarez ended her four-year term three months early because she moved out of state to be closer to family.

The council had the option to temporarily fill Juarez’s position until the March 3 election, but decided to keep the position vacant.

“There are only three meetings left, and the council decided they could function with the four of them until then,” said city spokeswoman Bobbi Kemp.