Mills returns to Ontario City Council, filling seat emptied by voters

Ontario City Hall. (The Enterprise/file)

ONTARIO – Susann Mills, an Ontario property manager, has been appointed to the Ontario City Council, filling a seat left empty with the recall in June of Freddy Rodriguez.

James Grissett, an engineer and the only person of color up for consideration, had been endorsed by the city’s Diversity Advisory Council. 

With consensus among the councilors that all the candidates were qualified, Councilor Eddie Melendrez nominated Grissett for the position. Mayor Riley Hill agreed that he appreciated Grissett’s service to the community on the planning commission, but said that he would support Mills for the position. 

Mills won the seat with votes from Hill and Councilors Sam Baker, Ken Hart, and John Kirby. Councilor Michael Braden was absent. 

“Whatever the choice the council . . .