Daly City - Vice-Mayor
Michael Guingona was elected Mayor, and Councilmember
Adrienne Tissier as Vice-Mayor, at the annual
reorganization meeting held Monday night (December
Mayor Guingona said that in the eight years
he has served on the Council, he has learned
many valuable lessons from past and present
mentors like former Daly City Mayor Al Teglia,
who was among the 150 people in attendance.
"This is a city that pulls together. There
was a time when houses were falling into the
(ocean), Ben Franklin (School) was flooded,
and we had to deal with El Nino storms. This
city came together at a time of great adversities,
and came together in ways that you can only
imagine," he noted.
The people in Daly City are like no other, Mayor
Guingona continued. He cited as an example last
month's Make A Difference Day, where over 700
volunteers participated to do various projects
throughout the city, "for no money whatsoever,
just the mere satisfaction of doing a good job".
"With a dynamic and responsive community,
and the best city staff in the county, being
mayor of Daly City is a privilege," the
incoming mayor stated.
Guingona was first elected to the City Council
in 1993, and in 1995, became the city's youngest
mayor at age 33. Tissier has been a Councilmember
since l996, and was Mayor in 1999.
Outgoing Mayor Carol Klatt presented the "Citizen
of the Year" Award to longtime community
volunteer "Chip" Wright, a Daly City
resident since l973. Currently the chairperson
of the Clean Community Committee, Wright is
also Vice-President of the Southern Hills Homeowners
Association and is an active member of the Daly
City Council of Homeowners and Residents Association
(COHRA), and the Gateway Lions Club. In addition,
Wright regularly volunteers at the Doelger Senior
Center and the North Peninsula Dining Center.
CITY SPORTS HALL OF FAME PLAQUE UNVEILED
Led by the new mayor and vice-mayor, Daly City
also unveiled its Sports Hall of Fame plaque
in honor of the seven original inductees. First
recognized at a fundraising event held March
2000, they include former Daly City Mayor Anthony
Giammona; John Madden, former Head Coach of
the Oakland Raiders; Tom Martinez, the most
winning coach in the California Community College
system; Mike Orlich, a member of the San Mateo
County Hall of Fame; Sidney Warren Rasmussen,
also known as Jefferson High School's "Alumni
Lady"; John Robinson, former Head Coach
of the Los Angeles Rams; and former 49er Bob
St. Clair, who also served as Daly City Mayor
and San Mateo County Supervisor.
Of the seven, Martinez and Orlich were able
to attend the unveiling ceremony last Monday
The Daly City Sports Hall of Fame founding sponsors
were also presented with a commemorative plaque.
They include ASF Electric, Daly City - Colma
Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors (1999-2000),
First National Bank, Independent Newspaper Group,
Joe's of Westlake, Seton Medical Center, and
Westlake Village Apartments.
The Daly City Sports Hall of Fame was founded
in March 2000 to honor the contributions of
many athletes, alumni and coaches who have lived,
worked and played in Daly City. Sponsored events
help fund the Daly City Police Athletic League,
a non-profit organization that sponsors thousands
of youngsters in various league play throughout
the year. A fundraising dinner to honor the
next group of Sports Hall of Fame inductees
is slated for March 28, 2002.