Very few La Cañadans turned out at City Hall Tuesday night as tallies of La Cañada Flintridge precincts came in from the City Council election. However, voters of this city made a not-too-bad showing at the polls, with 22% of residents casting their votes. That’s opposed to the only about 15% of voters who cast their ballots in nearby Los Angeles, according to L.A.’s City Clerk’s office.
Up for grabs in La Cañada were two of the five seats on the council. Those seats were retained in a decisive victory for incumbents: Mayor Steve Del Guercio and Councilman Dave Spence.
The low turnout of people watching the numbers roll in at City Hall was, perhaps, due to city staff posting the numbers online on the city’s website as soon as the precinct votes came in. However, a handful of council members and friends of Del Guercio and Spence stopped by to relate to friends by cellphone where the numbers seemed to be headed.