Three new Gardens Council members take office tomorrow

Matthew Lane, Rachelle Litt and Mark Marciano will be sworn in at the Palm Beach Gardens City Council meeting Thursday, April 5, 2017,

Palm Beach Gardens residents, meet your new City Council.

Three new City Council members will be sworn in at the 7 p.m. meeting Thursday at City Hall, 10500 North Military Trail.

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The new officials are: Mark Marciano, a 46-year-old optometrist; Matthew Lane, a 61-year-old family law and divorce lawyer; and Rachelle Litt, a 61-year-old pharmacist at Jupiter Medical Center.

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They replace Councilman Bert Premuroso, Mayor Marcie Tinsley and Vice Mayor Eric Jablin, none of whom could seek another term in office because of retroactive term limits voters approve in November 2014.

The newly-elected officials join Councilwoman Maria Marino and Councilman Carl Woods. Marino was unopposed in the March 2016 election after Takeata King Pang dropped out of the race because of a family emergency.

All participated in a daylong City Council orientation Monday that was live-streamed on the Palm Beach Gardens website. You can watch it here.

Woods was sworn into office last summer after a lengthy court fight that ended when Judge Martin Colin declared him the winner as the only eligible candidate in a court-ordered runoff election. A higher court had previously ruled Woods’ opponent, David Levy, shouldn’t have been allowed to seek re-election because of the term limits.

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