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Lathrop Council newcomers learn ‘ropes’ Tuesday
Two new faces on council

For the first time in a number of years, the City of Lathrop has two new faces on the Lathrop City Council.

And on Tuesday, Dec. 18, the City of Lathrop will he holding a special Lathrop City Council meeting to help those new council members learn the ropes of the city’s government process while at the same time providing a refreshing for existing council members.

Starting at 2:30 p.m. inside of the council chambers, a new council orientation that will focus on detailing the existing city departments, the staff that manage those departments, current and ongoing city projects and recent accomplishments will be provided for the new members of the council.

Most of the information, however, will likely be a refresher for both Diane Lazard and Jennifer Torres-O’Callaghan, both of whom were elected to the council from the Lathrop Planning Commission, which routinely makes recommendations to the council on larger development projects.

Because the city elected four-fifths of the Lathrop City Council this past November – the mayor, two full terms won by Paul Akinjo and Lazard, and an unexpired term won by Torres-O’Callaghan – the decision was made to make the orientation session a noticed public meeting so as to not run afoul of California’s open meeting laws.

Lathrop City Hall is located at 390 Towne Centre Drive. For additional information, a copy of the agenda, or for an update on all existing city business, visit the City of Lathrop’s website at

To contact reporter Jason Campbell email or call 209.249.3544.