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Elected Ripon leaders will make appointments tonight
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The Ripon City Council is scheduled to approve the board and commission appointments along with the committee assignments at tonight’s 6 o’clock meeting in the Council Chambers, 259 N. Wilma Ave.

Elected leaders have already expressed interest in their assignments.

Councilman Dean Uecker, for starters, is on the Central Valley Division of California Cities as an executive member, with his colleague Leo Zuber serving as an alternative.

Zuber is on the San Joaquin Council of Governments – Mayor Jake Parks is the alternative – and Mike Restuccia serves on the San Joaquin Integrated Solid Waste Management (alternative is Daniel de Graaf).

Parks is assigned to San Joaquin Partnership (Uecker is the alternative) while Restuccia will be part of the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District City Selection Committee.

The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors will have de Graaf (alternative is Uecker) on the Advisory Water Commission.

As for the Council appointments, Parks and de Graaf (alternate) will be on Legislative Response Committee; de Graaf and Parks (alternate) will handle the Groundwater Sustainability Agency for the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act Committee; Zuber and Uecker (alternative) will work alongside Police Chief Ed Ormonde, Deputy Director of Public Works James Pease, Director of Planning Ken Zuidervaart and City Attorney Tom Terpstra on the Code Enforcement and Vehicle Abatement Committee; and Restuccia and Zuber (alternative) along with City Administrator Kevin Werner, City Clerk Lisa Roos, and Zuidervaart will serve on the Housing and Loan Committee.

The Economic Development Committee will consist of de Graaf, Restuccia (alternative) and Zuidervaart while the Budget Development Committee will include Restuccia, Parks, and all the department heads coupled with City Attorney Werner.

Zuber, Parks (alternative), Werner, and Parks & Recreation Director Kye Stevens will be on the Swimming Pool Operations Committee.

Uecker along with public member Scott Blevins and Werner and Stevens will serve on the Golf Course Committee.

The Dog Park Committee will be made up of Uecker, Restuccia (alternative), Werner and Pease.

Zuber and de Graaf were assigned to the two-by-two committee as representatives of the city in meetings with Ripon Unified, Chamber of Commerce, Ripon Christian Schools, Ripon Consolidated Fire District and the City of Manteca.

In addition, de Graaf was assigned to the Council Check Review post.