The Atherton City Council will break with tradition Wednesday, Dec. 15, when it installs new member Bill Widmer during a special session preceding its regular 7 p.m. meeting.
Mr. Widmer, Jerry Carlson and Jim Dobbie will take their oaths of office at a 5 p.m. meeting. That means that Mr. Widmer, rather than outgoing Councilman Charles Marsala, will attend the closed-session meeting that begins at 6 p.m.
The agenda for the 5 p.m. session includes presentation of proclamations to Mr. Marsala, and a message from outgoing mayor Kathy McKeithen.
The 6 p.m. closed session agenda includes the appointment of an interim city manager, and a conference with legal counsel about two potential lawsuits, and the pending lawsuit of Jon Buckheit, who is suing Atherton, the county, three police officers and Councilman Jerry Carlson for matters related to his 2008 arrest and its aftermath.
At 7 p.m., the council will meet for its regular session, tackling an agenda that includes final approval of a special Parker Avenue zoning overlay district.
The council will also discuss a proposed garbage collection rate hike, and will give staff direction on the level of increase. The staff is recommending an average rate hike of 42.5 percent, although residents using the largest containers will pay the heftiest portion of the increase.
The meetings will be held in the Town Council Chambers at 94 Ashfield Road Road, in the Town Center.
Go to Agendas to review the agendas and staff reports.