Tonight’s vote was unanimous. Sid Espinosa has become Palo Alto’s next city mayor and Yiaway Yeh will be serving next to him as Vice-Mayor.
Outgoing Mayor Pat Burt described both as demonstrating “outstanding leadership” sentiments which were expressed by all city council members before the final vote.
As mentioned, this past year the city was faced with many tough economic challenges and our new mayor mentioned some of these as “critical”, the Stanford project and the High Speed Rail. Issues which he feels should remain “Front and Center”.
Of course all of these remain to be seen as our new mayor and vice-mayor forge new directions for the city of Palo Alto.