Lake Elsinore City Council members have voted to appoint former city treasurer Peter Weber to finish the term of Amy Bhutta, heading off what would have been a costly election for the city.
Weber will be sworn in at the Sept. 27 meeting for a 14-month stint on the council. The seat is up for election in November 2012.
Bhutta resigned in July to spend more time with her family in Minnesota. A special election would have cost the city up to $70,000.
For more information, contact Bill Blankenship.