Now that the election is over, it’s time for the results to really sink in.
It was the last Rosemead City Council meeting for John Nunez and John Tran last night. Newcomers Steven Ly and Sandra Armenta will be taking over for them, alongside Margaret Clark — who was re-elected — and the rest of the council.
I just sifted through the beginning, end and public communications portions of the meeting, but it didn’t sound like Nunez or Tran commented about their departures.
In fact, it was the residents who spoke out — mostly saying that they were happy with the work the two did, and sad to see them go.
Even kids who helped out in the Johns’ campaign came out in support of the outgoing councilmen:
Here’s some general quotes:
“Mayor Tran, I have seen you conduct the City Council meetings with order. You are well-mannered, polite man and respectful of others … Be careful not to give place to the deceit and viciousness allowed to be spit out by a very few of your supporters. For without it, you may have won this election.”
“I’ve never spoken at a council meeting until tonight. John and John, I’m proud of your accomplishments over the last four years. You did a great job of bringing Rosemead into the 21st century.”
“I hate to think it’s going to go back to the way it was (tight wallet). “I hope things that were established will stay in place.”