Letter: Outgoing La Cañada mayor leaves City Council, pens words of thanks
I know that these are challenging times and that there are more important things going on in our country and our community right now, but since I have now presided at my last City Council meeting, I want to take a moment to reflect on my time as a member and mayor.
First, I’d like to thank the community for the kind words and prayers during my recovery from a stroke. They have been, and still are, inspirations for me.
I have enjoyed my experience as a member of the council. Without recapping all that has happened during the five years of my tenure, here are a few of the significant things I thought about. There were the independent review of SCE’s electrical system to improve reliance; the success in stopping the 710 Freeway completion; the Devil’s Gate reservoir remediation project and the ongoing work by residents to lessen the project’s impacts to the area; continuing to partner with the LCUSD and Unite LCF to move the Sagebrush territory transfer forward; the decisions that ultimately led to the new city hall and what I think is an important public safety initiative, the purchase of Flock cameras as a tool assisting law enforcement.
A lot of things have happened. I have been fortunate to be part of this group, and I hope I have contributed to leaving the city better than when I started.
Thank you to City Manager Mark Alexander and the city staff.
Thank you to the council members, I enjoyed the time.
Thank you to my family for their never-ending support and love.
I like living in La Cañada Flintridge, and I look forward to seeing you around town. And I will not be bashful about keeping our community such a Southern California gem.