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Marriage Creates Colfax Council Vacancy

The Colfax City Council meets tonight, and they have an unusual situation. They only have four members, and need to figure out who is going to be the fifth. City Manager John Schempf tells us that Wally Costa was elected in November, but is now unable to serve…

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Costa and his new bride moved to Nevada County, but that makes him ineligible to be a Colfax council member. Now the council now has to decide whether to hold a special election or make an appointment. Schempf says he doesn’t know what they are going to do…

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The next highest vote-getter in November will be the likely choice, but it’s not an automatic one. Grass Valley faced a similar situation in 2015 when Terry Lamphier resigned just days after taking the oath of office. Ben Aguilar was then appointed to the City Council.

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