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Liz Bass Submits City Council Resignation

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It´s not often you bid goodbye to a city council member.

Among the regular city business last night at the Sonora City Council was the resignation of Liz Bass to pave the way for her move to the Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors.


“Is there a motion to accept Council Member Liz Bass´s resignation letter?” asked Mayor David Sheppard.

Former mayor Marlee Powell replied, “A reluctant motion,” which was followed by Councilman Ron Stearn´s “reluctant second.”

The Council decided to appoint the replacement for Councilwoman Bass, and decided to accept letters from candidates for the position from now through December 6th.

The council will then vote on December 20th.

Bass will stay on in her role as councilwoman until the end of December.

When Councilman Hank Russell asked if there was any reason to not accept Bass´s resignation, she replied, “It´s the voice of the people.”

Other business last night included the adoption of the Sonora Redevelopment Agency´s Five Year Implementation Plan, and the approval of a plan to close Jackson Street next Wednesday evening so the Heart Rock Cafe can set up a free Thanksgiving meal for those in need.