Kelly Harless to serve as deputy mayor of Solana Beach

Solana Beach City Hall
(Staff file photo)

Solana Beach City Councilwoman Kelly Harless will serve as the city’s deputy mayor for the next year, following a council vote on Dec. 8.

Solana Beach used to rotate the positions of mayor and deputy mayor every December before switching recently to a separately elected mayor and four council members who each represent their own districts, as opposed to five council members who serve at-large.

City Councilwoman Kristi Becker served as the deputy mayor over the past year.

“I’ve really enjoyed my deputy mayor role, even though I didn’t get to sit in the seat in chambers,” Becker said.