Elk Grove's city council vacancy will be filled this week.
Robert Trigg, a former Elk Grove Unified School District superintendent chosen by the Elk Grove City Council to fill a vacancy left when Gary Davis was elected mayor, will be sworn in Wednesday evening.
Trigg will take the oath of office for the job, which he didn't apply for, at 6 p.m. at the city council chambers, 8400 Laguna Palms Way.
He will represent District 4 on the council, which is made up of Laguna Ridge and East Franklin. Trigg was appointed by a 3-1 vote last month, with Council Member Jim Cooper opposed. His appointment avoided a special election, which could have cost the city half a million dollars.
A full press release from the city follows:
Robert Trigg Swearing-In Ceremony set for Feb. 13
Elk Grove, CA – Elk Grove resident Robert Trigg will be taking the oath of office on Wednesday, Feb. 13 to mark the start of his term on the Elk Grove City Council representing District 4.
Trigg was appointed by the City Council on Jan. 23 to fill the vacancy in District 4 for the remainder of the term through December 2014.
A swearing-in ceremony will be held at the regular City Council meeting on Wednesday. A brief reception will follow.
District 4 includes the East Franklin area and Laguna Ridge communities. On July 13, 2011 the City Council approved Resolution No. 2011-142 establishing a new district map. The Council District map is available on the City’s website.
Trigg served as the superintendent of the Elk Grove Unified School District from 1983 to 1995. The school district’s headquarters bear his name. Most recently, Trigg served on the California State Board of Education, and as president of his church congregation and council. He has been a resident of Elk Grove for 29 years.
Swearing-in ceremony of Robert Trigg, District 4
Wednesday, Feb. 13
Elk Grove Council Chambers
8400 Laguna Palms Way
Elk Grove, CA 95758
The public is encouraged to attend