SAN GABRIEL – Late this afternoon, the San Gabriel City Council voted to reject the challenge filed by resident Fred Paine, and seat Mr. Chin Ho Liao as a member of the Council.
The motion, carried on a 3-1 vote, was followed by applause and cheers from a large audience observing the proceedings in the Council Chambers. The Council then directed its special elections counsel, Bryce Gee of the firm Strumwasser and Woocher, to prepare findings of fact for Council action.
The City Council has directed that Council Member-Elect Liao be installed at the regular City Council meeting scheduled for tomorrow night, Tuesday, May 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 425 South Mission Drive. The public is invited to attend. On instructions of the Council, a revised agenda is being prepared and will be posted tomorrow at City Hall and on the City’s website.
In concluding remarks offered by Council members, several individuals expressed a desire that this matter be put behind us, so that the community may move forward and enjoy the celebration of its 100th anniversary year.
In making its decision, the Council took great efforts to recognize the efforts of those staff members who worked to create a transparent process.
The City offers its congratulations to Council Member-Elect Chin Ho Liao, and its best wishes for the new Council’s success.
(3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)