LATHROP - There will be no Lathrop City Council meeting tonight.
The regular meeting that was supposed to be held Monday night has been moved to Monday, Jan. 25. The postponement was due to the observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday when City Hall was closed.
All these changes occurred when the council unanimously decided in December to meet every first and third Monday of the month instead of Tuesday, in the hopes that more residents will have the time and opportunity to attend the meetings.
With the first regular meeting in February also falling on a national holiday, i.e., Presidents’ Day, the council also moved that meeting to the following Monday, Feb. 8.
Both postponed council meetings January and February will start at the same time, 7 p.m., in the council chambers at City Hall, 390 Towne Centre Drive.
The council meeting on Monday, Jan. 25, will be preceded by an appreciation reception for Lathrop’s former police chief, Dolores Delgado, in the City Hall lobby. Council members at their last meeting voted unanimously to allocate $3,500 for the food and drinks that will be served.
Delgado, who has been with the Lathrop Police Services for about eight years, five of which as police chief, has been re-assigned to another capacity at the Sheriff’s Office. That has been the case with all the former police chiefs who have served in Lathrop. Delgado, whose last day in Lathrop was a few weeks ago, has taken a personal leave prior to starting at her new assignment.
Sheriff Steve Moore is scheduled this afternoon to announce the name of the new Lathrop police chief to take over the helm vacated by Delgado.