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Los Altos gets new mayor, vice mayor, councilmember

A Los Altos City Council meeting in December 2022. (Eason Dong)

Sally Meadows and Jonathan Weinberg were elected mayor and vice mayor, respectively, at last week’s council meeting by a unanimous vote. Pete Dailey was also sworn in as a councilmember, and Neysa Fligor was sworn in for a second term.

Anita Enander, who was elected to the council in 2018 and served as mayor for the past year, lost to newly installed councilmember Pete Dailey by 1.4% of votes — she has yet to congratulate Dailey on his win. During the meeting, Enander’s colleagues, some Los Altos residents and other elected officials praised her service to the city. 

“You exemplify what we want, but all too often don’t get in our leaders: Smart, thoughtful, thorough,” said Jon Baer, a Los Altos resident. “I know that you will continue to work for the good of the community going forward, and for that the Los Altos community should be grateful.”

Councilmember Sally Meadows, who first worked with Enander on the city’s planning commission, pointed to Enander’s often well researched positions.

“No matter when we have agreed or we have disagreed, and we have done some of both, we work effectively,” Meadows said. “You are always well prepared no matter what subject matter is thrown our way.”

State Senator Josh Becker and Assemblymember Josh Becker sent a joint proclamation commending Enander’s leadership. Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian, who attended the meeting, also presented Enander with a commendation.

Dailey kept his remarks brief. 

“I look forward to getting down to business and getting work done for the residents of the city,” Dailey said.

 

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