Lightner re-elected council president

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SAN DIEGO — Sherri Lightner was unanimously reelected Monday to a second one-year term as president of the San Diego City Council.

Lightner, who represents Carmel Valley, La Jolla and University City, was the only nominee. The council president sets agendas and presides over meetings.

“I’m honored that you all trust and respect my leadership to elect me for a second term,” Lightner said.

“I’m proud to continue my service to all of you in the city of San Diego,” she said. “We have a lot to accomplish in the coming year, and I’m looking forward to working collaboratively with each and every one of you to tackle the challenges ahead.”

Lightner, who will be termed out at the end of next year, also praised each council member individually for their work and help on various issues.

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