BRAWLEY — The City Council here unanimously voted Wednesday night to appoint councilwoman Toni C. Carrillo as the new mayor, replacing Wayne Johnson.
Councilman John Benson was appointed mayor pro tem.
Councilman Steve Vasquez nominated Carrillo and was seconded by councilwoman Jo Shields. Carrillo was next in line to become mayor in the rotation of council members after serving two years of her first four-year term on the City Council.
Carrillo said she wishes to, "accomplish more growth. With the beef plant completed we have more opportunity for growth and expansion."
She said she wants to work closely with those involved in the building of the San Diego State University-Imperial Valley campus in Brawley to help develop the project as smoothly as possible as well as bring more economic development and growth to the city.