City Elects New Mayor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 5 , 2000
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John C. Martin, City Manager, City of Daly City
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DALY CITY GETS NEW MAYOR, VICE-MAYOR

CAROL KLATT ELECTED MAYOR,
FOUR RE-ELECTED OFFICIALS INSTALLED,
OUTGOING MAYOR AWARDS 'CITIZEN OF THE YEAR'
Daly City – Vice-Mayor Carol Klatt was unanimously elected Mayor, and Councilmember Michael Guingona as Vice-Mayor, by Daly City's five-member City Council at the annual reorganization meeting held Monday night (December 4th).

A swearing-in ceremony for Councilmembers Sal Torres and Adrienne Tissier, City Clerk Helen Flowerday and City Treasurer Tony Zidich opened the evening's program. Administering the oaths for the four city officials, respectively, were Former Mayor Al Teglia, State Senator Jackie Speier, Superior Court Judge Quentin Kopp and California State Legislature Attorney Debra Zidich Gibbons. The four incumbents were reelected last November 7.

Mayor Klatt, a seven-year veteran on the Council, said her 12-month term will underscore the quality of services provided to senior residents, the strengthening of the city's partnership with the business community, and the completion of various ongoing projects, particularly the capital improvement program.

She said she will be a mayor "who will care and who will listen" to the multifaceted city residents. "Each of us is uniquely different, and can offer the community our own individual style," she noted.

Outgoing Mayor Sal Torres presented the "Citizen of the Year" Award to longtime community advocates Frank and Leah Berlanga of the Crocker neighborhood. Unity 2000, an association of local high school students, received special City Council recognition as "Youth of the Year".

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. Zidich has served as City Treasurer for the past 29 years. Flowerday just completed her first four-year term.