City of San Leandro logoThe City of San Leandro announced today that it has received a formal letter of resignation from City Council Member Celina Reynes, effective December 31, 2023.

Council Member Reynes was first elected to the City Council in November 2022 and commenced her service this past January. Reflecting back on her time in office, she stated, “Each individual deserves care and our well-being necessitates it. To better serve my community, I must now take time to prioritize my own well-being and that of my newborn daughter. I hold nothing but the highest regard for the San Leandro community, which has been my family’s home since my grandparents immigrated here nearly eighty years ago. I express my deepest gratitude to everyone who has served this community with kindness and courage, regardless of the scale of their contributions.”

“I deeply respect Council Member Reynes’ passion and dedication to our community,” noted Mayor Juan González III. “I look forward to hearing from her, as she advocates for positive change in the lives of all San Leandro residents.”  The mayor encourages residents of District 1 with an interest in serving on the City Council to apply to serve as Council Member Reynes’ successor.

In accordance with the City Charter, the City Council will begin the process of appointing a new City Council Member for District 1. Further details regarding the appointment selection process will be made available soon.