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Los Altos seats youngest mayor, new councilmembers

The Los Altos City Council’s proverbial changing of the guard Tuesday night (Dec. 4) proved to be historic – in more ways than one.

Among other things, the event featured 25-year-old Councilman Jarrett Fishpaw taking over as the youngest mayor in the city’s 60-year history.

To mark the occasion, Fishpaw’s council colleagues donned black bowties during his swearing-in ceremony, in deference to his trademark look.

Fishpaw’s elevation to city mayor wasn’t the only historic aspect of the evening.

For the first time in the city’s history, four women will serve together on the city council. Newly elected members Jeannie Bruins and Jan Pepper, as well as incumbent Megan Satterlee, joined Councilwoman Val Carpenter on the council dais after taking their oaths of office.

Finally, the city bid farewell to termed-out councilmen David Casas and Ron Packard, who each served two consecutive terms on the council starting in 2003.

For a full album of images from the Dec. 4 swearing-in ceremony, click here.

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