Council Says Farewell to Retiring Councilman Roy Byrnes;
John Perry Appointed as Replacement
On Tuesday, February 9, long-time City resident John Perry was selected by the council to replace Councilman Byrnes from a field of ten applicants. The vote was 3-1 to select Perry, with Sam Allevato opposed. Councilman Perry was sworn in on Tuesday, February 17. In his address to the community, Councilman Perry acknowledged that he was appointed, not elected, and pledged to represent all in the community.Councilman Perry graduated from USC with a Master’s Degree in Education with additional certification in School Business Management. He worked in Education for 25 years as an Assistant Superintendent of Business Services, during which he worked with multi-million dollar operating budgets. After retiring, he was appointed to the City’s Special Water Management and Operations Audit Committee in 2011 and served on the Board of the Capistrano Taxpayers Association from 2012 - 2014. He can be reached at: email@example.com .