The Palmdale City Council had three members sworn into office at the year’s final meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022.
Laura Bettencourt of District 3, Eric Ohlsen of District 4, and Andrea Alarcón of District 5 officially took office to begin their new terms.
In a historic moment, Bettencourt was selected (by drawing) to serve as Palmdale’s mayor, while Alarcón was chosen unanimously by the city council to serve as mayor pro tem. For the first time in Palmdale’s history, two women will serve simultaneously in these city leadership roles.
Bettencourt was elected to her first term on the Palmdale City Council on May 19, 2009, and reelected on Nov. 3, 2009; Nov. 8, 2016; Nov. 6, 2018; and Nov. 8, 2022. Alarcón and Ohlsen were elected to their first terms on the Palmdale City Council on Nov.8, 2022.
Palmdale’s next council meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, in the Council Chamber, located at 38300 Sierra Highway, Suite B. For details on past and future meetings, visit www.cityofpalmdale.org/CityCouncilMeetings.
[Information via news release from the city of Palmdale.]