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Letter: Outgoing La Cañada mayor leaves City Council, pens words of thanks

Len Pieroni (holding a folder) stands with others during the Memorial Day ceremony in May 2019. He concluded Tuesday night his tenure on the City Council, on which he most recently served as mayor.
Len Pieroni (holding a folder) stands with others during the Memorial Day ceremony in May 2019. He concluded Tuesday night his tenure on the City Council, on which he most recently served as mayor.
(File Photo)

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.

Len Pieroni
La Cañada

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