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Mayor Steven Swartz Passes Away
On Wednesday, May 8, 2019, Mayor Steve Swartz passed away suddenly. The City of San Clemente, the City Council, and the employees are shocked and saddened by the Mayor’s sudden passing. Our condolences go out to the Mayor’s wife, son, and immediate family.
Mayor Swartz was elected to the City Council in November of 2016 and was installed as the Mayor of San Clemente in December of 2018. In addition to his service as a City Councilmember, he had also served on the Beaches, Parks and Recreation Commission. As a resident for over 30 years, Mayor Swartz was committed to serving the City of San Clemente and its residents. Mayor Pro Tem Dane Bane said “Steve leaves behind a wonderful legacy in San Clemente as a successful businessman, a loving family man, and longtime and faithful public servant. Steve will be greatly missed.”
In accordance to City Policy 126.96.36.199, the City of San Clemente lowered all City flags to half-staff in memorial of Mayor Swartz and will remain at half-staff until his interment.