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Ortega, Gieck end their terms on City Council


Last updated 11/23/2021 at 2:13pm

Karin Hill

Sam Gieck says his goodbye at the Nov. 16 council meeting.

The last City Council meeting on Nov. 16 was a time for bittersweet farewells, as Mayor Gabe Ortega, Council Member Sam Gieck, and various city staff and leaders said their goodbyes to one another.

City Manager Scott Trainor said he greatly appreciated both Gieck and Ortega, as well as recently resigned Greg Lauer, but highlighted the work of the council as a whole.

"We have a council that has been focused on doing what's right for the community," Trainor said as he presented plaques to Gieck and Ortega.

One of Gieck's final comments was a suggestion that the council revisit the City Charte...

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