Cline would also be eliminted as policy says the a new Mayor should not be the previous mayor.
So that leaves Cohen and Fergusson. Fergusson is out actively looking to be elected.
To me, she is out of touch with the community. Not only did she oppose Measure L, pension reform, she wrote the arguments against it (by herself), and continues to push for union perks and salary increses. I don't htink the voters of Menlo Park need her to be Mayor again.
Previous councils hav gone against policy, which is not city code, but just an informal set of pervious used rules. Remeber the DuBoc, Winkler Jellins era, when in 8 years Jellins managed to be mayor 3 times.(very unfortunately)
With Keith and Ohtaki perhaps becoming a voting block, maybe they will want to violate policy and be appointed mayor immediately. You only need three votes.
Interesting. We shall see.