A longtime fixture in La Verne’s public service sector, City Councilman Robert Rodriguez died July 6 from respiratory failure. He was 83 and in the middle of his eighth term on the council.
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La Verne’s search for a new city council member ended with former La Verne police chief Ron Ingels selected to finish out the term of Robert Rodriguez, who died July 6.
After determining that no seats would be contested, the city of La Verne canceled its scheduled city council and mayoral elections that had been scheduled for March 8 of this year.
Faculty, staff and donors dressed in formal attire, gathered to celebrate the completion of the five-year, $42 million Building on Excellence Campaign at the President’s Dinner Gala on Feb. 28 with a Brazilian inspired theme.
For the first time in La Verne’s 101-year history, a woman will serve on the city council. But councilwoman Donna Nasmyth said she would rather have citizens focus less on her gender and more on her qualifications for the job.