Council to pick new mayorThe Menlo Park Council will decide on 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.