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San Juan Welcomes New Council, Names Derek Reeve as New Mayor

From the City of San Juan Capistrano:

The City Council on Tuesday selected Derek Reeve to serve as Mayor and Pam Patterson, Esq. as Mayor Pro Tem for 2015 during its annual reorganization.  This is the first mayoral stint for Council Member Reeve, who was first elected to office in 2010. Voters re-elected him and elected Council Members Patterson and Kerry Ferguson to the council last month. On Tuesday, the three were officially sworn into office.  During the meeting, Sam Allevato was honored for serving as the City’s Mayor for a third time.  Larry Kramer and John Taylor were also honored for their service to San Juan Capistrano, both of whom served as Mayors during their term.  The City Council meets the first and third Tuesday of the month in the Council Chamber at City Hall, 32400 Paseo Adelanto. For more information, visit the City’s website at

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