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Heights to swear in new council

By Jay Seidel
La Habra Journal

Norm Zezula

The La Habra Heights City Council will swear in two new council members and welcome back a third this Thursday.

With the election becoming certified on November 20, Incumbent Councilman Brian Bergman returns to the council, while newly elected council members Carey Klingfus and Norm Zezula replace outgoing council members Michael Higgins and Kyle Miller
“All five ran great campaigns,” said La Habra Heights Mayor Jane Williams. “The people voted and the public has spoken.”
Bergman will be sworn in for his fourth term on the Heights Council.
Klingfus, a 48-year-old founder and chief financial officer of a civil engineering

Carey Klingfus

firm, has never held a council seat.
Zezula, a 69-year-old retired technical director of an engineering laboratory, is a longtime resident of the Heights, and while he never held a council position, he has been active in the community.

Both Klingfus and Zezula cited public safety as one of their top issues they want to address. They also know that roads remain an issue for the community.
In addition to swearing in the new council members, the members will appoint a new mayor and mayor pro tem.
Williams will be wrapping up her term as mayor at the December meeting Thursday.
She added that she is looking forward to working with the new council members and how

Brian Bergman

they can all work together to help better the Heights community.

Started in 1995, the La Habra Journal is an independent community news source serving the cities of La Habra and La Habra Heights.