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Ontario starts search for new councilor

All seven Ontario city councilors are present at a June 3 meeting. After Freddy Rodriguez's recall, there are now only six councilors. (ANGELINA KATSANIS/The Enterprise)

ONTARIO - A vacant chair to the right of Ontario Mayor Riley Hill at a recent meeting signified a new chapter for the now short-handed Ontario City Council. 

The meeting was the first since the results of the special election results recalling Councilor Freddy Rodriguez were made official on July 21. 

After a short discussion on Tuesday, July 27, the council instructed Ontario City Record Tori Barnett to begin taking applications from citizens interested in filling the position. The interim councilor’s term would last from appointment until December 31, 2022.

The council's other options were to leave the seat vacant until the November 2022 election or . . .