At the City Council meeting on March 29 saw changes in Council representation. Five members are campaigning for mayor or for reelection. The electoral process began on April 4 and will end June 6. The 75th ordinary meeting began with the resignation of Gonzalo González as Secretary of Government. The Council approved Luisa María Granados as his replacement, and she immediately took over the session.
Alan Romo, City Councilor representing the Green Party, requested and was granted a leave of absence until June 7. He is campaigning for mayor under the Green Party umbrella.
María Helena Vázquez, City Councilor representing the PRI party, requested and was granted a leave of absence. She is campaigning for reelection on the Council as well as for the PRI candidate, Mauricio Trejo. Regardless of the result, she will be back after election day to complete her term.
City Attorney and President of the DIF system Verónica Agundis requested and was granted an indefinite leave of absence to campaign for reelection.
Mayor Luis Alberto Villarreal requested and was granted an indefinite leave of absence to campaign for reelection. In an interview, Villarreal told Atención that once the election is over he will return to his post to fulfill the mandate granted by the people in the 2018 elections.
Once the requests for leave were granted, the members of the PAN party who were elected in 2018 proposed former Secretary of Government Gonzalo González to act as Interim Mayor. The proposal was approved by the 12 members of the City Council and he was sworn in at a solemn meeting on April 2.
City Council members replacing officers on leave of absence:
Luis Alberto Villarreal García (Mayor) by Gonzalo González. Interim Mayor.
Verónica Agundis Estrada (City Attorney) by Cynthia Sifuentes.
Gonzalo González (Secretary of Government) by Luisa María Granados Saldaña.
Alan Romo Goff (City Councilor) by Jesús Gallardo López.
María Elena Vázquez (City Councilor) by Verónica Arzola Zárate.