New P.A. mayor, councilmen elected

Jan. 5, 2010, 1:20 a.m.

As its first action item of the new term, the nine-member Palo Alto City Council last night unanimously elected Pat Burt as mayor of Palo Alto.

Burt, a resident of the city for the past 28 years, has served as councilmember since 2007.

At the meeting, Councilman Sid Espinosa was also named vice mayor by unanimous vote, and the year’s new City Council was officially introduced. As more than 200 attendees looked on, four new councilmembers–Karen Holman, Gail Price, Greg Scharff and Nancy Shepherd–and one returning member, Larry Klein, were sworn into office.

They replace outgoing Mayor Peter Drekmeier, Vice Mayor Jack Morton and councilmembers Yoriko Kishimoto and John Barton, who is also a Stanford lecturer in architectural design.

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