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Kirsten Keith named Menlo Park's mayor

 

"We have a lot of issues to work on," said Menlo Park Councilwoman Kirsten Keith, who was selected Dec. 13 by her fellow council members to serve as mayor for the next year.

Those issues include development projects and traffic management. Ms. Keith often raises questions on the council about affordable housing, renter protections and bicycle infrastructure in the city. This year she was on a council subcommittee that negotiated a development agreement with Facebook.

As mayor (a title that rotates among council members), she will preside over council meetings and serve as the ceremonial head of government, representing the city at public events.

First elected to the council in 2010, Ms. Keith was mayor in 2012. She was re-elected to the council in 2014.

Councilman Peter Ohtaki was selected by the council as vice mayor.

Ms. Keith is the city's primary representative on the board of the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority, and on the Grand Boulevard Task Force.

At the Dec. 13 meeting, she presented a proclamation to the outgoing mayor, Councilman Rich Cline. During his tenure, the city saw groundbreaking on two hotels (Menlo Gateway and a boutique hotel at 1400 El Camino Real), completed its general plan update and approved the Facebook expansion.

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