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Mike Kasperzak Elected New Mayor

In a unanimous decision, the city council votes in Mike Kasperzak to succeed Jac Siegel. John Inks is the new vice mayor.

In compliance with the Mountain View City Code, which requires that a new mayor be appointed annually at the first council session in January, the on Tuesday unanimously elected Mike Kasperzak to succeed .

They then appointed John Inks as vice mayor. Neither the council nor the public nominated any other candidate.

During his tenure as mayor, Siegel presided over the appointment of as City Manager and Lorrie Brewer as City Clerk. His name will be etched in plaques for the new , , , the extension and the development. He also had the opportunity to greet foreign dignitaries and , who held a  meeting with at the Computer History Museum last year.

Under his term, Siegel also lauded the approval of the as one of the accomplishments of the council and city staff.

In total, Siegel said he held 47 "" coffee sessions that three to five residents attended each time and had more than 200 other meetings, not including council sessions.

In turn, mayor-elect Kasperzak, 58, will hold a "Mocha with Mike" coffee session every two weeks. Kasperzak, a lawyer and mediator, served on the city council for two terms from 1998 to 2006 and as mayor in 2003. He hopes to continue the city's health and fitness efforts.

For Inks, 62, this is his first term on the council and his first time as vice mayor. Both he and Kasperzak will need to run for re-election in 2012 to remain on council. Inks would need to be re-elected to potentially serve as mayor.

Ellen Wheeler January 04, 2012 at 05:25 PM
Congratulations to both of them, and to this council for these good decisions.

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