Menlo Park's City Council won't meet again until Tuesday, Dec. 7. That will be the final night on the dais for council members John Boyle and Heyward Robinson, as incumbent Rich Cline, attorney Kirsten Keith, and former Menlo Park Fire Protection District board president Peter Ohtaki will be sworn in.
That night also ends Mr. Cline's first term as mayor, although no one knows yet who will replace him. Council policy suggests that the title rotate among members who have served at least one year, with priority going to whoever has had the most amount of time go by since last holding the position. That leaves Kelly Fergusson as the likely choice if the council follows the non-binding policy.