The Fullerton City Council this week unanimously elected Councilwoman Jennifer Fitzgerald as mayor for a one-year term.

Fitzgerald, who takes over the mayor’s slot from Councilman Greg Sebourn said she anticipates the city will maintain a strong focus on fixing city streets. The poor quality of roads and driving conditions are among the most common complaints that residents bring to council.

Fitzgerald’s appointment comes after she was fined $100 a few months back by the state Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) for failing to file public disclosures, known as Form 700s, showing that she is vice president of the high-powered lobbying firm Curt Pringle and Associates.

Resident Jane Rands, told the council that she is concerned about Fitzgerald’s position at Curt Pringle and Associates. She warned the council to think about their vote, not because of Fitzgerald’s ability to serve, but because of her role as vice president at the lobbying firm.

Rands went on to state that the lobbying firm’s client list should be released “for the comfort of the community.”

No council member responded to Rands’ concerns of Fitzgerald’s role at Curt Pringle and Associates.

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