Three’s company: Sacramento gets a third mayor

K.J.'s gone, Ashby’s pregnant and a city council member will get elected mayor pro tempore through June 30

Sacramento's getting a new mayor. Sort of.

It's no secret that Vice Mayor Angelique Ashby is expecting a baby in May (congrats!). Or that Mayor Kevin Johnson has a penchant for skipping city-council meetings. Ashby, as vice mayor, runs council meetings in Johnson's absence, and since she'll be on maternity leave, Sacramento now needs a third mayor. A “mayor pro tempore.”

This past Tuesday, council was poised to select one of their own as its third backup mayor, a position that will last until June 30.

SN&R did a little homework, and it appears Sacramento's in a unique club: No other California city can boast three mayors!