In a swift unanimous vote, Encinitas Council member Joe Mosca was appointed to the deputy mayor seat on Dec. 20.
Mayor Catherine Blakespear, after thanking outgoing Deputy Mayor Tony Kranz for his past year of service, nominated Mosca without further immediate comment. The other council members quickly agreed.
The deputy mayor also traditionally serves as the president of the San Dieguito Water District.
Mosca, a three-year Olivenhain resident, was appointed to the Encinitas City Council in January 2017, filling a seat that was left vacant when Blakespear was elected to the mayor's position. Previously, he had served on the Encinitas Parks & Recreation Commission and...