The Santa Fe Springs City Council has elected Councilman Ronald Kernes as mayor. Kernes, who has served on the council since 1978, previously served as mayor in 1980-81.
The council also voted to increase the monthly pay of council members from $403.40 to $444.75 after the 1990 election. The pay increase was approved without discussion. It is routine to approve such an increase after each election, City Clerk Hazel Thomas said.