At a special meeting on March 29, 2023, held at the Loel Senior Center, the City Council interviewed four candidates for the District 4 vacancy. After more than 3 hours of interviews, Council deliberation, and public comment, the City Council voted 3-1 to confirm the appointment of Ramon Yepez to the District 4 seat.
"I'm excited to get to work representing my community and serving the citizens of District 4," said the newly appointed Councilmember. With his appointment, Mr. Yepez becomes the first Latino member of the Lodi City Council in its 117-year history. He committed his entire day Friday, March 31, to meeting the management team and discussing operations.