The Williams City Council last week voted unanimously for Mayor Alfred Sellers Jr. to stay at the helm of the city for a second straight year.
It was also by unanimous vote that Mayor Pro Tem Roberto Mendoza stay on as second in charge.
The reorganization of the City Council is an annual practice, but council members opted for the status quo after Sellers and Mendoza said they were comfortable with the additional tasks they may be called upon to perform, such as meeting with staff and position-related clerical duties.
“I enjoy doing it,” Sellers said.
Sellers was elected to the city council in 2010 when he picked up one of three council seats in a five-candidate race. He survived two subsequent re-election bids and served previously as the mayor pro tem.
Mendoza was elected to the council in 2016 in an uncontested race.
The council also opted to stay in their current assignments on boards, JPAs, committees, and commissions with two exceptions.
Councilman Sajit Singh will replace Sellers as the primary Williams member on the Colusa Groundwater Authority, a new agency tasked with sustaining groundwater as mandated by California’s landmark legislation, the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act of 2014.
Sellers will join City Administrator Frank Kennedy on the Colusa County Transit Agency and Transportation Commission in 2020, when Williams rotates with the City of Colusa for two seats on the board of directors.
Sellers will also retain his assignments as the primary member or liaison to the Finance Committee and Personnel Committee.
Mendoza will retain his assignments as the primary member or liaison to the Williams Fire Protection Authority, Colusa County One-Stop Partnership, Capital Improvement Committee, and Williams Community Center.
Councilman John Troughton will remain as primary on or liaison to the Williams Finance Committee and Williams Personnel Committee.
Councilman Santos Jauregui will remain as primary on or liaison to the Capital Improvement Committee and Williams Unified School District. ■