Garino angry

Mayor Arturo Garino speaks during a study session.

While Michael Massee quietly departed from his role as city attorney, Jose Luis “Joe” Machado was appointed to fill the position during somewhat of a ruckus.

During a special session Wednesday morning, a divided council narrowly approved a two-year contract for Machado, who’s already served two stints as city attorney.

Joe Machado

Joe Machado.

Diaz looking dead inside

Councilman Joe Diaz looks on during a study session Wednesday.

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