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Tuesday: Council to pick new mayor

 

The Menlo Park City Council will decide Tuesday, Dec. 6, which among its members will serve with the title of mayor for the next year.

First, the council will meet in closed session at 5 p.m. to review city manager applications. Then, during the regular meeting that starts at 7 p.m., the council will select a new mayor and vice mayor.

Kirsten Keith and Peter Ohtaki, as the newest members of the council, are first in line for those positions, since the council's policy proposes that those who have yet to hold the offices have priority. However, the council can choose to ignore its own policy.

Also on the agenda is recognition of the outgoing mayor, Rich Cline. Then the council will adjourn to a reception in the back of the Council Chambers, located at 701 Laurel St. in the Menlo Park Civic Center.

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Posted by Agree with Carpenter
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Dec 6, 2011 at 6:12 am

Peter Ohtaki would be the best choice for mayor. Keith voted for the AFSME contract putting the employees above the residents whom she is supposed to represent. Ohtaki did the right thing and voted against the porcine AFSME contract. We can trust Ohtaki to make the fiscally prudent decisions and put the residents' interests first. Keith will put currying favor with the Unions above fiscal responsibility. She needs another term as Vice Mayor to get her priorities straight.


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Posted by Agree with Ohtaki
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Dec 6, 2011 at 7:53 am

Ohtaki made a compelling argument, "On the pro side, I do see wanting to get and implement 2@60, I think that's important"


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