Hemet City Council hires Derek Wieske as city engineer

Hiring fills four-month void left by Steven Latino’s December departure ■ By Melissa Diaz Hernandez / Reporter After a four-month vacancy that left Nino Abad as Hemet’s acting engineering director/city engineer, the city made its selection to replace Steven Latino, who resigned in December 2016, from a pool of 24 candidates. The council, in a 4-1 vote, approved hiring Derek Wieske as the engineering director/city engineer at the April 11 Hemet City Council meeting. Mayor Pro Tem Michael Perciful was the lone “no” vote. Councilwoman Karlee Meyer commented that she did not get to meet Wieske until the night she voted to approve him for the position asking, “Has anyone else

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