Sheriff Mark Dannels conducted the swearing in ceremony for Sierra Vista's new Mayor Clea McCaa. Sheriff Dannels said, “I would like to congratulate our new Mayor Clea McCaa, I look forward to working with him as we bring our cities and communities together. I want to say thank you to outgoing Mayor Rick Mueller. I worked very closely with him and he did an amazing job. Thank you for your service to this community."

Press Release: The City of Sierra Vista

Newly elected Mayor Clea McCaa and reelected Council Members Carolyn Umphrey, Mark Rodriguez, and William Benning were ceremonially sworn in at a reception prior to Thursday’s City Council meeting. Hosted in the Sierra Vista Public Library’s meeting room, the reception drew a large, excited crowd.

The City Council also approved the appointment of Carolyn Umphrey to serve as mayor pro tem.

On Thursday, at its first meeting in 2023, the Sierra Vista City Council moved forward code amendments recommended by the Parks and Recreation Commission. The amendments are now open for public comment before they return to the City Council for final consideration.

The amendments would change the City code concerning electronic bicycles and scooters on multi-use paths and park trails. Instead of limiting vehicles to a speed limit of 15 mph, the proposed change would mirror state law by removing the speed limit restriction and specifying that class 3 e-bikes and scooters are not permitted on City paths or trails. Class 3 vehicles can reach higher speeds than class 1 and 2 vehicles.

The proposed amendments also update definitions of athletic fields/courts and types of parks within the City’s parks system. They also update code to better reflect the City’s process for sanctioning events.

The City Council approved the resolution, which begins a 30-day public comment period on the proposed changes. To review the code amendments and submit your input before they return to the City Council for final consideration, head to



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